Don't Cry, Tai Lake: An Inspector Chen Novel (Inspector Chen Cao)

Don't Cry, Tai Lake: An Inspector Chen Novel (Inspector Chen Cao)

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 1250021588

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


"Dark, gorgeous…feels authentically Chinese and it works like a charm." --Washington Post Book World on A Case of Two Cities

In Don't Cry, Tai Lake by Qiu Xiaolong, Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department is offered a bit of luxury by friends and supporters within the Party – a week's vacation at a luxurious resort near Lake Tai, a week where he can relax, and recover, undisturbed by outside demands or disruptions. Unfortunately, the once beautiful Lake Tai, renowned for its clear waters, is now covered by fetid algae, its waters polluted by toxic runoff from local manufacturing plants. Then the director of one of the manufacturing plants responsible for the pollution is murdered and the leader of the local ecological group is the primary suspect of the local police. Now Inspector Chen must tread carefully if he is to uncover the truth behind the brutal murder and find a measure of justice for both the victim and the accused.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sight of the shapely chair arms took him, he thought with a touch of amusement. Indeed, many would be contented to just sit here— But the morning wasn’t going to be a quiet, contemplative one for him. His cell phone rang, sounding like the alarm clock in the dream. He glanced at the number on the screen. It was Sergeant Huang. “Liu’s rival had a solid alibi too.” “Who?” “Zhang Tonghua, the head of another chemical company in Wuxi, who was Liu’s main rival in that line of the business.” “Oh,

sight of the shapely chair arms took him, he thought with a touch of amusement. Indeed, many would be contented to just sit here— But the morning wasn’t going to be a quiet, contemplative one for him. His cell phone rang, sounding like the alarm clock in the dream. He glanced at the number on the screen. It was Sergeant Huang. “Liu’s rival had a solid alibi too.” “Who?” “Zhang Tonghua, the head of another chemical company in Wuxi, who was Liu’s main rival in that line of the business.” “Oh,

official publications. As for the pollution in the lake, all anyone needs to do is look at it for themselves.” “Not a state secret? The document you provided him was marked ‘inside information.’ We’ve already double-checked that. It is very much a state secret. There’s no mistaking it. ” It was like a recurring nightmare, except that it now was Internal Security, not Liu, who was accusing her of “giving away state secrets.” It was a deadly serious charge and even more so coming from Internal

school, after middle school, after college, a different life spread out ahead of her, far away from home, when she had first come to work at the chemical company in Wuxi. But soon, everything had changed. She had done the same thing just a couple of days ago, she then recalled, dabbling her feet in the water in the sampan with Chen. She was beginning to cool down, her mind no longer so confused. If anyone could help her at this stage, it had to be Chen. He was a mysterious man, but well

Shanshan, though plenty from local cadres and several from Huang. But he decided not to return Huang’s call just yet. The sergeant was busy working on the remaining details of the case with his colleagues, and Chen, as he had said to so many, was on vacation. He had just finished his first cup of coffee when the doorbell rang. The unexpected visitor standing in the doorway was Tian Zhonghua, a heavily built man in his early fifties with gray eyebrows and a sturdy jaw. He was the head of the Wuxi

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