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Reflecting the Sky (edition 2001)

by S. J. Rozan

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Title:Reflecting the Sky
Authors:S. J. Rozan
Info:St. Martins, Minotaur Books (2001), Edition: 1st, First Printing. Hardcover, 304 pp.
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Rating:****1/2
Tags:American Fiction, Crime Fiction, Detective, Mystery.

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Lydia sent by grandpop from Chinatown to Hong Kong; kidnapping

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  aletheia21 | Oct 13, 2013 |
In this lively series about two New York private investigators, the central characters take turns narrating the books. In this one, the "I" is Lydia Chin, and a revered Chinatown elder has asked her and her partner Bill Smith to go to Hong Kong perform a family errand. The plot, not unnaturally, thickens once Bill and Lydia reach HK -- both in terms of mysterious happenings, and in terms of their ever volatile relationship. Lydia is an appealing and upbeat character, the setting is interesting, and the plot moves briskly. ( )
  annbury | Sep 18, 2010 |
Set in Hong Kong, the seventh in the Lydia Chin/Bill Smith mystery series finds the detectives on a mission to deliver a jade necklace to a dead man's grandson and a letter to his brother. But what should normally be a routine assignment becomes anything but, when Lydia and Bill find themselves involved in a kidnapping plot and a murder investigation.
As always, Lydia and Bill work as a team and the novel is structured around their evolving relationship. Set against the lush backdrop of Hong Kong, they meet up with Mark Quan, a Hong Kong cop who also happens to be a transplanted ABC (American Born Chinese).
Lots of drama, action and romantic tension make for an enjoyable read.
(Read April 2003) ( )
  kepitcher | Aug 9, 2009 |
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S.J. Rozan's reputation grows with every new installment in her lively series starring the redoubtable Lydia Chin, a twentysomething New York PI and her partner Bill Smith. Here Lydia's venerable family friend Grandfather Gao dispatches the twosome to Hong Kong to deliver a jade amulet to the grandson of Wei Yao-Shi, whose American family knew nothing of the son and heir he left in Asia. A simple assignment quickly turns into a kidnapping, as Chin and Smith make their way through the complex world of triad politics, Asian intrigue, and the smuggling of Chinese antiquities. Along the way, Rozan treats us to an insider's view of Hong Kong; if someone you know is headed in that direction, this would be a great guidebook as well as a diverting plane read.

The relationship between the two protagonists has a nice subtext; there's sufficient sexual tension to spice up the narrative, but not enough to slow down the action. Rozan excels at pacing, and her characters are complex enough to linger in the reader's mind after the last page is turned. This is a standout performance from a writer who ought to break out in the bestseller ranks with this eighth in a series that keeps getting better. --Jane Adams

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Lydia Chin and Bill Smith have been hired by one of the most respected figures in New York City's Chinatown to deliver a family heirloom to the grandson of the recently deceased business colleague of Grandfather Gao. Before they can deliver the heirloom, the grandson is kidnapped and two separate ransom demands are made.… (more)

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