Description - Chinatown Beat by Henry Chang
Detective Jack Yu grew up in Chinatown. Some of his friends are criminals now; some are dead. Jack has just been transferred to his old neighborhood, where 99 percent of the cops are white. Unlike the others, confused by the residents who speak another language even when they're speaking English, Jack knows what's going on. He is confronted with a serial rapist who preys on young Chinese girls. Then Uncle Four, an elderly and respected leader of the charitable Hip Ching Society and member of the Hong Kong-based Red Circle Triad, is gunned down. Jack learns that benevolent Uncle Four had a gorgeous young mistress imported from Hong Kong. And she is missing. To solve these crimes, Jack turns to an elderly fortune teller, an old friend of his, in addition to employing modern police methods. This debut mystery power-fully conveys the sights, sounds, and smells of Chinatown, as well as the attitudes of its inhabitants. Story Locale- Chinatown, New York City Series Overview- In New York's Chinatown, a neighborhood where 99 percent of the cops are white, Detective Jack Yu relies on both modern police methods and his knowledge of Chinese lore and culture to solve crimes.
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(191mm x 127mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Henry Chang
Henry Chang was born and raised in New York's Chinatown, where he still lives. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute and CCNY. He is the author of Year of the Dog and Death Money, also in the Detective Jack Yu series.