A Death In China
by William D. Montalbano and Carl Hiaasen
Sidgwick & Jackson, 1985, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0283991755
Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear
'The death in China is that of David Wang, a Chinese-American professor visiting his estranged brother, the deputy minister of art and culture. A happy reunion is followed by a sudden, sad heart attack.
Wang's colleague and friend, Tom Stratton, mournfully prepares to escort the body home, until he notices certain anomalies about the death. Enlisting the aid of Wang's Chinese niece, Kangmei, he begins to take a closer look - and finds himself face to face with a nightmare: a twilight world of shifting Chinese politics, of greed, rivalry and murder, a world haunted by very real ghosts - Wang's, China's, and Stratton's own particular demons.
As the action races across the Chinese countryside, the reader is drawn into a thriller of uncommon consequence, style and authenticity.'