The Pool of Unease

The Pool of Unease

Book - 2008
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The scream - female, high-pitched, terrified, breathless, a wordless, formless, plea for mercy - arrived from silence and was cut off, abruptly strangled, leaving a gurgling echo in its airy wake . . . Robin Ballantyne is investigating the murder of a British man in Beijing. But in a city thick with paranoia and corruption, she struggles to separate rumour from reality. Meanwhile, late one freezing night, Chinese private detective Song rescues a young boy from a fire on a building site. With witnesses appearing from the murky surrounds, bloody clothes on the ground but no body, and flames blazing around him, Song panics and flees through the woods - still clutching the boy. From the smog of the capital to the poverty-stricken countryside, and from the mansions of millionaires to a disused quarry where the children of scavengers root among the rubbish, Song and Robin must unravel the truth behind the murders before they find themselves silenced - and before the killer can make another sinister move . . .
Publisher: London : Pan Books, 2008, c2007.
ISBN: 9780330448215
0330448218
Branch Call Number: SAMPS
Characteristics: 402 p. : map. ; 18 cm.

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