By Carl Hiaasen, Bill Montalbano
An American investigating his mentor's homicide unearths himself ensnared in an online of lies and treachery in China, the place even tomorrow's climate is a kingdom secret. From a nightmarish interrogation to assassination by means of cobra, A demise in China takes readers on a visit with out leisure stops via an international of claustrophobic distrust and terrifying risk.
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He’s heard this story a dozen times, and it has never sounded more ridiculous than it does right now, with her on the stand. He frankly never expected the case to get this far. He was sure just the mention of Ms. Moreland’s name and profession to the defendant’s lawyer, the fact that she claimed any association with Mr. Cummings, would be enough for an instant settlement. He actually imagined the whole thing would be handled in a single phone call. But he grossly underestimated Charlie Luckman’s propensity for bluff calling.
Jay, transﬁxed, reads it two more times. Buffalo Bayou. Fifth Ward. White male, shot twice. His ﬁrst thought is of her, the woman from the boat. He remembers the rock and roll of water beneath their feet, the screams and the gunshots, two, one on top of the other. He remembers the taste of the bayou water, bitter and foul. They’ve mentioned her only once. Sunday morning Bernie lay in bed and told him the dream she’d had the night before. They were on an island somewhere, riding around on a bus.
She starts to take it off right there in the hallway. “Not here,” he says, surprised, again, by how much instruction she needs. He looks up and down the hallway, making sure opposing counsel hasn’t witnessed this whole routine, his client’s backstage preparations. He nods toward the ladies’ washroom across the way. ” The hearing is due to start in three minutes, and it won’t look good for them to be late before this judge. Jay is going to need as much goodwill and mercy as the court will see ﬁt to offer.
A Death in China by Carl Hiaasen, Bill Montalbano