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Publisher's Summary

An American investigating his mentor's murder finds himself ensnared in a web of lies and treachery in China, where even tomorrow's weather is a state secret. 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.

©1984 Carl Hiaasen / Bill Montalbano (P)2012 Recorded Books. LLC

Critic Reviews

"Montalbano and Hiaasen have created a Middle Kingdom maelstrom of intrigues, deceits, lusts and canards." ( Wall Street Journal)
"A terrific story.... Montalbano and Hiaasen have brought it off splendidly." ( Time)
A tautly written, fast-paced thriller that captures the real China." ( The New York Times)

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Never go to China

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Well it's not Hiaasen. Was pretty disappointed it's not his regular humorous tales. It's pretty depressing.

Would you recommend A Death in China to your friends? Why or why not?

Depends on what they were looking for.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

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Poor use of a credit.

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This is a Hiaasen from the early 80's and is nothing like what the lovers of Hiassen have come to expect. It is further drug down by a poor choice in readers. He is not terrible but neither is he particularly good. The timing is just off. This makes it a so-so book with a so-so reader and a real disappointment for Hiassen fans.

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Here is an addition to the old radio reads enjoy!

loved and enjoyed this read .Had me waiting of each time i had to pick it up or turn it on again the travel of the. story kepp it interesting and fresh good pace to listening or reading hope you enjoy it too get a copy its worth it

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Great story.

A great story and good performance. Some of the pauses were awkwardly long though. Overall though, a great listen.

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Leaving Florida behind

A fast paced romp thru the foibles of greed, politics, and family betrayal. Endless twists and curve balls as we tromp thru a China still reeling from the years of the cultural revolution. Where family reunion isn't what it seems. and a soldier seeks to live down his past. Murder, theft, and love found are intertwined into a story both moving, fast paced, and horrifying. Who wins and who loses who knows read on......