In One Red Bastard, Ed Lin's thrilling sequel to the highly acclaimed Snakes Can't Run, "reminiscent of Elmore Leonard… Compulsively readable" (Don Lee), it's the fall of 1976. New York's Chinatown is in turmoil over news that Mao's daughter is seeking asylum in the U.S. The series hero Robert Chow is a neighborhood detective in training, and he is thrilled when his girlfriend Lonnie scores an interview with the Chinese representative of Mao's daughter. But hours after the interview, the man is found dead. Lonnie, the last person to see him alive, is the main suspect.
As Lonnie is subjected to increasing amounts of intimidation from his fellow policemen, who want to close the case, Robert is tempted to reach into his own bag of dirty tricks. Will he stay on the right side of the law, or will his loyalty to Lonnie get the better of him? Find out in this exciting and fast-paced mystery set in one of New York's most fascinating neighborhoods.
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Lin offers a vivid picture of an earlier Manhattan Chinatown than S.J. Rozan, whose fans are likely to warm to the street-savvy Chow, still coming to grips with the horrors of his Vietnam War tour of duty.Read Full Review of One Red Bastard | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
But the distancing keeps many players, both cops and radical suspects, more stylized cartoon than convincing character.Read Full Review of One Red Bastard
This is a thoroughly enjoyable murder mystery, and it's little surprise that Lin is the first to win three awards from the Asian American Literary Awards...Read Full Review of One Red Bastard
This is great stuff... I hope Lin will keep them coming, fast, thick, and slick.Read Full Review of One Red Bastard
Lin is an original, gifted writer with an offbeat slant that lets you look at the world maybe a shade differently.Read Full Review of One Red Bastard