The First Excellence ~ Fa-ling's Map by Donna Carrick
(Li Fa-ling mystery series)

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What happens when East bleeds into West? Join Fa-ling on an incredible journey into the heart of mainland China as she sets out to discover the land of her birth. In order to determine her future, Fa-ling must unlock the mysteries of her past. To this end, she travels with a Canadian adoption group to the exotic southern province of Guang-Xi Zhuang.

Searching for her lost heritage, Fa-ling encounters murder, kidnapping, political intrigue and organ theft. Together with Detective Wang Yong-qi and his brilliant but uncouth partner Cheng Minsheng, Fa-ling must uncover a high-stakes kidnapping plot -- before another child goes missing!

Donna Carrick grew up in Canada's military, and now resides in Southern Ontario with her husband author Alex Carrick and their three children. Along with their beloved family pets, the Carricks spend most of their free time in Ontario's North Country.

The First Excellence draws on their own experience in adopting a child from China.

Author of The Noon God and Gold And Fishes
 

About Donna Carrick

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An Air Force Brat, Donna Carrick grew up in locations all over Canada. Her primary influences came from small town Saskatchewan, Northern Ontario, the mining towns of Cape Breton, Northern Quebec and her birth province of New Brunswick. An executive member of Crime Writers Of Canada, Donna volunteers her time as a mentor to aspiring CWC authors. She remains active in the Canadian writing scene, supporting Sisters in Crime, Word on the Street, Bloody Words and a variety of other venues for the literary arts. Donna is the author of three mystery novels: The First Excellence Fa-ling's Map, Gold And Fishes and The Noon God. All titles are available in paperback as well as Kindle and e-reader versions. Her third full-length crime novel, The First Excellence, won the 2011 Indie Book Event Award for excellence in fiction. In addition, her Toboggan Mystery Series, which includes Sept-Iles and other places and Knowing Penelope, offers short-story lovers a broad collection of her work for Kindle. Donna's interest in creative writing was established early and developed into a passion for fiction that continues to this day. She studied both Literature and Psychology at the University of Toronto and currently writes novels, short stories and poetry. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of and enthusiasm for the independent and self-publishing industry. Contact Carrick Publishing to arrange a workshop or group engagement. An office manager, wife and mother of three, Donna divides her time between the hectic pace of Toronto and the relative peace of Ontario's spectacular Georgian Bay. Life is never dull with husband/author Alex Carrick, their children, their beloved golden retriever Daisy and Dora The Cat.
 
Published May 3, 2010 by Carrick Publishing. 376 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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