Adoptee Ed Li is on a mission to find his missing sister. An elaborate plan is devised that involves him teaching in a rural Chinese village, which Ed soon discovers it isn’t his idea of a good time. In fact, when he sees a chance to quit, he takes it. But just before he can get out of Dodge, a local girl is murdered.
Suspect? That Chinese teacher from America: Ed.
With the help of his female colleague, Ed sets out to clear his name, uncovering a web of deceit in a village that’s on the verge of becoming a lucrative jade mine. The deeper he digs, the more horrors he unearths. With memories of his sister drawing uncanny parallels to the victim’s life, possibility of redemption and revenge looms.
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“An amazing debut novel!”
Five Star Review on Amazon by Anne L. Foster
I have a serious book hangover from this novel; I can’t believe it’s a debut! With an incredible wry wit, Qiao injects laugh-out-loud humor into a complex mystery that is heartbreakingly intense, raw, yet amazingly beautiful! When Ed Li meets Lorie in rural China where they have volunteered as teachers with UNICEF, they are drawn into the culture and work to unravel the murder of a local girl. Not for the faint of heart, this drew me in from page one. Run, don’t walk to buy this book! Oh, and he has another one coming too! I’m a fan for life!