Last days in shanghai : A Novel. / Casey Walker.
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- ISBN: 9781619024113 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
Luke Slade, a young Congressional aide, begins this business trip to China like all other international travel he's endured with Lyin' Leo": buried under a slew of diplomatic runarounds, non-functioning cell phones, and humiliation from the Congressman at every turn. But on day two, a new challenge rears its ugly head: Leo goes on a drunken bender and disappears into the night. Unsure what dubious business his corrupt and buffoonish boss had planned, Luke must piece together the Congressman's lies while maintaining appearances with their Chinese contacts.Amidst the confusion, a little bleary from jet-lag and alcohol, Luke receives a briefcase full of money from the mayor of a rural Chinese province. Luke accepts the gift" in his daze, but when he later realizes his mistake and tries to return the cash, he discovers even more anxiety-inducing news. The mayor is dead.As Luke tries to unravel the complex minefield of corruption he's tumbled into, he must also...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Counterpoint, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 7078 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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