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The most exciting thriller I've read in a very long time
on 21 May 2003
The most exciting thriller I've read in a very long time. I found it absolutely unputdownable. The descriptions of China were so real, I had to occasionally look out of the window and make sure I was still in Edinburgh.
I don't read much crime and now I know the reason why - most of the British settings and plots are totally predictable - halfway through and I've worked it out! - been there, done that and have the T-shirt. Li Yan, the Chinese detective is a superb character and what really got through to me was not only a fiendishly clever plot with some villains who took me by surprise. Great, great story!