A BAFFLING MURDER IN RURAL CHINA. AN EXILED DETECTIVE. AND POLITICS AS DEADLY AS A KILLER. ‘Parts the bamboo curtain to reveal a detailed and pacy portrait of police work and everyday life in this gripping crime thriller.’ THE SUN
‘City of Ice delivers everything one could want in a crime novel – insight, thrills, and entertainment.’ Robert K. Tanenbaum, New York Times bestselling author
In a remote Chinese town – where the theft of a few chickens counts as a major crime – a young woman is found brutally murdered…with her heart, lungs and liver removed. Inspector Lu Fei, a weary cop who fled the city, suddenly finds himself under the intense scrutiny of the ruling party in Beijing.
Determined to find her killer, Lu Fei must navigate a society where politics can be deadly, corruption is rife, and the powerful are untouchable. As evidence connects the case to a string of unsolved murders, Lu must decide what he will risk in search of justice…
‘City of Ice is everything a reader could want in a novel.’ Jack Du Brul, New York Times bestselling author
‘Klingborg truly understands how Chinese bureaucracies work; at the same time he’s a wizard at believable characters, compelling situations, and a propulsive plot.’ SJ Rozan, Edgar Award winner and best-selling Readers are gripped by CITY OF ICE: ‘A dazzling debut…it’s the perfect example of a riveting read you simply can’t put down. ‘ ***** Goodreads Reviewer
‘This slickly plotted, atmospheric thriller is compulsively readable and a fascinating exploration into a mysterious place and time.’ ***** Goodreads Reviewer ‘The descriptions, the emotions, the depth of characters are amazing.’ ***** Goodreads Reviewer