One Red Bastard

One Red Bastard In One Red Bastard Ed Lin s thrilling sequel to the highly acclaimed Snakes Can t Run reminiscent of El Leonard Compulsively readable Don Lee it s the fall of New York s Chinatown is in turmo

  • Title: One Red Bastard
  • Author: Ed Lin
  • ISBN: 9780312660901
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In One Red Bastard, Ed Lin s thrilling sequel to the highly acclaimed Snakes Can t Run, reminiscent of El Leonard Compulsively readable Don Lee , it s the fall of 1976 New York s Chinatown is in turmoil over news that Mao s daughter is seeking asylum in the U.S The series hero Robert Chow is a neighborhood detective in training, and he is thrilled whIn One Red Bastard, Ed Lin s thrilling sequel to the highly acclaimed Snakes Can t Run, reminiscent of El Leonard Compulsively readable Don Lee , it s the fall of 1976 New York s Chinatown is in turmoil over news that Mao s daughter is seeking asylum in the U.S The series hero Robert Chow is a neighborhood detective in training, and he is thrilled when his girlfriend Lonnie scores an interview with the Chinese representative of Mao s daughter But hours after the interview, the man is found dead Lonnie, the last person to see him alive, is the main suspect As Lonnie is subjected to increasing amounts of intimidation from his fellow policemen, who want to close the case, Robert is tempted to reach into his own bag of dirty tricks Will he stay on the right side of the law, or will his loyalty to Lonnie get the better of him Find out in this exciting and fast paced mystery set in one of New York s most fascinating neighborhoods.

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    1. This story takes place in Chinatown in New York City in the 1976, which I know nothing about. Mao’s daughter is seeking asylum in New York. Chow’s girlfriend Lonnie is journalist and has the opportunity to interview the daughter’s representative. But when he turns up dead Lonnie becomes a suspect since she was the last person seen with him. Chow has been ordered to stay away from this case but he can’t idly stand by with his girlfriend as a suspect. I really enjoyed this book. This is th [...]

    2. I find Ed Lin's murder mystery series (this is the third) greatly diverting. The stories are set in NYC's Chinatown in the 1970s, and include interesting history of how that community was divided among immigrants loyal to the Communists and those loyal to the Nationalists, as well as sense of the great diversity of immigrant Chinese within Chinatown. And then there is NYPD detective Robert Chow, who dis-identifies with most of these groups. Chow is sardonic and funny; in this third book he's rec [...]

    3. I learned a lot about the political landscape with China and Taiwan from this book. It inspired me to learn more, which is always a good thing.The mystery was so-so. The dialogue was reminiscent of Raymond Chandler.

    4. This is the first book I've read in this series and it took me a while to get interested in the story. The setting is a time and culture very different from my own. Chow's style of detecting was quite different from what I am used to. By the time I had finished the book, however, I was really glad I had read it. I was introduced to the Chinatown culture of New York City, including the languages and the regions from which people had immigrated. I also learned much about the history of the tension [...]

    5. This book takes place in Chinatown, and therefore, offers some unique situations and settings. This is a novel I did not want to put down. Not only because of the action, but also because of the historical and cultural insight into the world of Robert and Lonnie. I always enjoy learning something new when I read.Robert has quite a struggle trying to investigate a murder which his girlfriend is suspected of committing. It's especially difficult since he's been ordered to stay away from the case. [...]

    6. This is, oddly, a historical mystery because it's set in the 1970s. For those who are unfamiliar with all the upheaval in China during the time frame this will be highly educational because it is a procedural where the victim was representing Mao's daughter, who was seeking to defect to the US. US - China relations are only part of the problems faced by Robert Chow whose girlfriend Lonnie is a prime suspect. Robert is a unique detective and one worth meeting in this or any other of Lin's novels. [...]

    7. Robert Chow is a more effective policeman and a happier person since he stopped drinking. He has a girlfriend, a journalis. He is mentoring her younger brother - encouraging him to get into a precollege research project at Columbia.It's 1976 and the turmoil of post Mao and post cultural Revolution China has echoes in Manhattan's Chinatown. Rival gangs of pro Mao and Pro Kuomintang men are jockeying for power. Mao's daughter is coming to New York to seek asylum, and Lonnie, Chow's girlfriend gets [...]

    8. I love the Robert Chow novels!From :"His (Ed Lin's) trilogy of crime novels featuring Chinese-American Police Detective Robert Chow set in 1970s Chinatown has also won awards and garnered praise. The series so far comprises This Is A Bust (2007) (Members Choice Award, 2008 Asian American Literary Awards, Booklist Starred Review, and Listed in Best American Last Sentences of Books of 2007 in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008, Edited by Dave Eggers), Snakes Can't Run (2010) (Publishers We [...]

    9. For some reason setting is a huge part of whether I'll like a mystery/crime book or not. The 1970s NYC Chinatown setting of Ed Lin's Robert Chow series is one of my favorites. There's lots of other great stuff about this series too, but the atmosphere really sticks with me.

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