Description - Citizen One by Andy Oakes
This title is a sequel to "Dragon's Eye" and another story with Sun Piao. "Dragon's Eye" won the European Crime and Mystery Award and is now a worldwide success. Massmarket paperback rights of "Citizen One" has been sold to Pan MacMillan. Sun Piao is released from Ankang, the psychiatric hospital for Chinese dissidents, and demoted to working in the Vice Squad, ostensibly a non-job since the Chinese authorities claim there is no vice in the People's Republic. But, before you know it, he is trying to solve a string of murders of prostitutes, murders in which elite army officers are implicated. It is a case no one wants and no one wants solved since it spells danger to all involved. As his fellow PSB Officers are butchered, Sun Piao's investigations lead him to take on the princelings, the sons of the highest cadre in China, as he seeks justice for his colleagues and the murdered women. Finding the evidence that his superiors do not want him to find leads him to become involved in a power struggle between the old and the new guard.
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(198mm x 126mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Dedalus Ltd
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Author Biography - Andy Oakes
Andy Oakes was born in 1952 and is the son of a professional football player and an academic. After his 'A' levels he worked as an engineer in the defence industry. His work with young people, on a voluntary basis, led to him producing a photographic study of youth in the inner-city for the Gulbenkian Foundation and a career as a professional photographer. Having created a photographic retail franchise business with a staff of 12 and a turnover of over one million pounds, he trained to be a Youth Counsellor. He now lives in East Sussex and works with young people, specialising in alcohol and substance abuse.