The Resource Last Days in Shanghai: : A Novel, (ebook)

Last Days in Shanghai: : A Novel, (ebook)

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Last Days in Shanghai: : A Novel
Title
Last Days in Shanghai:
Title remainder
A Novel
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eng
Summary
Luke Slade, a young Congressional aide, begins this business trip to China like all other international travel he's endured with 'Lyin' Leo': buried under a slew of diplomatic runarounds, non-functioning cell phones, and humiliation from the Congressman at every turn. But on day two, a new challenge rears its ugly head: Leo goes on a drunken bender and disappears into the night. Unsure what dubious business his corrupt and buffoonish boss had planned, Luke must piece together the Congressman's lies while maintaining appearances with their Chinese contacts. Amidst the confusion, a little bleary from jet-lag and alcohol, Luke receives a briefcase full of money from the mayor of a rural Chinese province. Luke accepts the 'gift' in his daze, but when he later realizes his mistake and tries to return the cash, he discovers even more anxiety-inducing news. The mayor is dead. As Luke tries to unravel the complex minefield of corruption he's tumbled into, he must also confront his own role in the events. Unwitting marionette? Fall guy? Or perhaps someone more capable of moral compromise than he would have liked to believe. Last Days in Shanghai is an unforgettable debut by a writer to watch. It's both a hold-on-to-your-seat thriller and a pitch-perfect exploration of present day China-the country's rapacious capitalism, the shocking boom of its cities and the wholesale eradication of its traditions
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Walker, Casey
Dewey number
813
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no index present
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fiction
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  • Americans
  • Corruption
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adult
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Last Days in Shanghai: : A Novel, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781619024113
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11795104
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remote
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11795104
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MWT11795104
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Last Days in Shanghai: : A Novel, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781619024113
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11795104
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11795104
System control number
MWT11795104
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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