Chinatown Beat (Detective Jack Yu Investigation #1) (Paperback)
Soho Crime, 9781616957179, 240pp.
Publication Date: February 23, 2016
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Detective Jack Yu is assigned to the Chinatown precinct as the only officer of Chinese descent. He investigates a series of attacks on children and a missing mistress, shifting between the world of street thugs and gangs and the Chinatown of the rich and powerful. When Detective Jack Yu is transferred to New York's Chinatown, he isn't ready to face the changes in his old neighborhood. His childhood friends are now hardened gangsters, his father is dying, and he is constantly reminded of this teenage blood brother, murdered in front of him years before. Then community leader and tong boss Uncle Four is gunned down and his mistress goes missing. But unlike the rest of the culturally clueless police department, Jack knows his district's gritty secrets. He will have to draw on his knowledge in order to catch this killer in a crime-ridden precinct where brotherhoods are just as likely to distribute charity as mete out vigilante justice.
About the Author
A lifetime New Yorker, Henry Chang was born and raised in New York's Chinatown, where he still lives. Chang's writing often focuses on the world of Chinese immigrants. A graduate of CCNY, he is the author of the acclaimed Year of the Dog, Red Jade, and Death Money, also known as the Detective Jack Yu series. Henry Chang can be found online at Chinatowntrilogy.com.