A murder in New York's diamond district; a dead Chinese girl with a photograph in her pocket; a plastic bag of irradiated heroin lying on the mantelpiece in an empty apartment; a fire in a sweatshop in the city's swarming Chinatown; the worst blizzard in New York history...
These events conspire to bring ex-cop Artie Cohen out of retirement and back into an obsessive world of murder and politics that nearly killed him. Artie's struggles to link them take him from New York, his own back yard, to Hong Kong, site of the last big grab on earth, where everything, and everyone, is for sale...
A journalist and documentary film maker, Reggie Nadelson is a New Yorker who also makes her home in London. She is the author of six novels featuring the detective Artie Cohen ('the detective every woman would like to find in her bed' Guardian), most recentlyRed Hook.Her non-fiction bookComrade Rockstar, the story of the American who became the biggest rock star in the Soviet Union, is to be made into a film starring Tom Hanks.
Praise for Reggie Nadelson:
'A writer who could easily inherit Cornwell's vacant crown.'
'A fast-moving tale, full ofcrackling dialogue, incorporating all the usual ingredients of corruption, drugs and sex. Nadelson is a skilled plotter and has passed the second novel test with distinction.'