From Carl Hiaasen and the distinguished foreign correspondent Bill Montalbano comes a relentless novel of treachery and murder set in the clenched society of China, where even tomorrow’s weather is a state secret.
David Wang, a Chinese-American art historian, dies shortly after a visit to an ancient tomb housing priceless artifacts. Officials diagnose death by duck, a fatal confluence of culture shock and rich cuisine. But Wang’s friend Tom Stratton suspects something more sinister, especially after the dead man’s brother, a highly placed Party official, tries to have him kidnapped. From a nightmarish interrogation to assassination by cobra, A Death in China takes readers on a trip with no rest stops through a world of claustrophobic mistrust and terrifying danger.
Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, including Bad Monkey,Star Island, and Nature Girl. His books for younger readers include the Newbery Honor winner Hoot, as well as Flush, Scat, and Chomp.
Skink—No Surrender is Hiaasen’s first book for teens and features one of his most iconic characters, the reclusive ex-governor of Florida now known as Skink. You can read more about Hiaasen and his work at CarlHiaasen.com.
From the Hardcover edition.
A Death in China by Carl Hiaasen and Bill Montalbano