The Mao Case (Inspector Chen Cao, Book 6) by Qiu Xiaolong

By Qiu Xiaolong

Leader Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police division is the pinnacle of the designated Case crew and is frequently installed cost of these situations which are thought of politically "sensitive" considering that, as a emerging celebration cadre, he's appeared via many as reliable. But Inspector Chen, notwithstanding a poet through inclination and avocation, takes his task as a policeman very heavily, regardless of the pressures positioned upon him from inside and with out, and is unwilling to compromise his rules as a policeman in want of political expedience. 
 
However, after the hot Minister of Public protection insists that Chen personally take on a 'special assignment', an research already begun by means of inner safety, he may possibly not manage to withstand these pressures. The celebration, more and more leery of overseas embarrassment, is sad approximately fresh books that position Mao in a foul light. Now, Jiao, the granddaughter of an actress who used to be most probably certainly one of Mao's mistresses - a lady suspected of being Mao's personal granddaughter - has lately give up her activity, moved right into a luxurious residence, and, with none seen technique of support, become a component of  a brand new social set established round the remnants of pre-Communist Shanghai society. What they fear is that, by some means, she has inherited a few artifact or fabric relating to Mao that may, whilst made public, prove embarrassing. Even even though there isn't any facts that such even exists, Chen has been charged to infiltrate her social circle, confirm if the dreaded fabric exists and, if it does, retrieve it quietly. And in simply a few days - simply because if he can't get to the bottom of this 'Mao case' in the time limit, the get together will inn to harsher, extra lethal skill.

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