Engrossing and atmospheric, CITY OF ICE takes us through the dirty snow of a Chinese province in a hunt for a serial killer. . An unmissable journey with a Confucian knight errant for the 21st century.
Everything one could want in a crime novel - insight, thrills, and entertainment. This is not one to miss!
A gruesome crime; a rural cop with a keen mind and a sense of his place in modern-day China?CITY OF ICE is written with humor and insight, supplying from page one a plot that rolls steadily down the runway, constantly gaining speed the whole way until with a final burst of takeoff velocity, it takes you to a place you never thought you'd be.
Like Martin Cruz Smith's Arkady Renko or Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti, Klingborg's Inspector Lu Fei is a determined investigator as well as a wonderful guide to a country and culture unfamiliar to most readers. A thrilling mystery and a delightful novel from beginning to end
A wonderful view into the life of a rural town in the orbit of one of China's huge but secondary cities. Klingborg truly understands how Chinese bureaucracies work; at the same time he's a wizard at believable characters, compelling situations, and a propulsive plot. I'm already looking forward to the second book in this series.