The Eye of Jade (A Mei Wang Mystery, #1) Diane Wei Liang

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The Eye of Jade (A Mei Wang Mystery, #1) by Diane Wei Liang
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Having her own detective agency would give herthe independence she had always longed for. Itwould also give her the chance to show those peoplewho shunned her that she could be successful. Peoplewere getting rich. They owned property, money,MoreHaving her own detective agency would give herthe independence she had always longed for. Itwould also give her the chance to show those peoplewho shunned her that she could be successful.

Peoplewere getting rich. They owned property, money,business, and cars. With new freedom and opportunitiescame new crimes. There would be much thatshe could do.Present day, Beijing. Mei Wang is a modern, independent woman. She has her own apartment. She owns a car. She has her own business with that most modern of commodities -- a male secretary.

Her short career with Chinas prestigious Ministry for Public Security has given her intimate insight into the complicated and arbitrary world of Beijings law enforcement. But it is her intuition, curiosity, and her uncanny knack for listening to things said -- and unsaid -- that make Mei Beijings first successful female private investigator.Mei is no stranger to the dark side of China. She was six years old when she last saw her father behind the wire fence of one of Maos remote labor camps. Perhaps as a result, Mei eschews the power plays and cultural mores -- guanxi -- her sister and mother live by...for better and for worse.Meis family friend Uncle Chen hires her to find a Han dynasty jade of great value: he believes the piece was looted from the Luoyang Museum during the Cultural Revolution -- when the Red Guards swarmed the streets, destroying so many traces of the past -- and that its currently for sale on the black market.

The hunt for the eye of jade leads Mei through banquet halls and back alleys, seedy gambling dens and cheap noodle bars near the Forbidden City. Given the jades provenance and its journey, Mei knows to treat the investigation as a most delicate matter- she cannot know, however, that this case will force her to delve not only into Chinas brutal history, but also into her familys dark secrets and into her own tragic separation from the man she loved in equal parts.The first novel in an exhilarating new detective series, The Eye of Jade is both a thrilling mystery and a sensual and fascinating journey through modern China.



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