The Ghost Shift
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Experience the secretive and dangerous new China in this explosive thriller from renowned journalist John Gapper
This wasn’t just a body in a field. The corpse’s shape was hers – same length, same curves. Then she knew, and everything else receded to nothingness. All she could see was a woman with the same nose, the same eyes, and the same face.
Agent Song Mei is a rising star in the Commission for Discipline Inspection. Her days are spent investigating political corruption… until she arrives on the scene of a gruesome murder and is confronted with a crime – and a victim – that is impossible to ignore.
Ignoring the warnings and threats of her superiors, Mei throws herself into a quest to uncover the mystery surrounding the corpse before her, which takes her into the dark heart of modern-day China. Soon it becomes clear that shadowy forces at home and abroad are implicated in a complex and far-reaching conspiracy.
From corrupt Communist officials, to tragedy-haunted CIA agents, through to suicidal factory workers, The Ghost Shift is a devastating portrait of a country coming to terms with the twenty-first century, and a brilliant and driven heroine coming to terms with her past.
From Publishers Weekly
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Brilliant crime thriller
The storyline was difficult to get into at first with lots of different characters, locations and dates but once they started tying in together the book got hard to put down. Excellent mix of thrills, emotion and culture. Personally, I enjoyed it more as I was able to relate to the locations, landmarks and cultural differences, having travelled China extensively myself.
This is an unusual plot and a riveting read. I had not read a John Gapper novel, but will now be reading his other works. Definitely recommend this book.