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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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Poor use of a credit.

What did you like best about A Death in China? What did you like least?

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.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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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......