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Publisher's Summary

An American investigating his mentor's murder finds himself ensnared in a web of lies and treachery in China, where even tomorrow's weather is a state secret. From a nightmarish interrogation to assassination by cobra, A Death in China takes readers on a trip with no rest stops through a world of claustrophobic mistrust and terrifying danger.
©1984 Carl Hiaasen / Bill Montalbano (P)2012 Recorded Books. LLC
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Critic Reviews

"Montalbano and Hiaasen have created a Middle Kingdom maelstrom of intrigues, deceits, lusts and canards." (Wall Street Journal)
"A terrific story.... Montalbano and Hiaasen have brought it off splendidly." (Time)
A tautly written, fast-paced thriller that captures the real China." (The New York Times)
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By Carole Heard on 04-26-12

Never go to China

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Well it's not Hiaasen. Was pretty disappointed it's not his regular humorous tales. It's pretty depressing.

Would you recommend A Death in China to your friends? Why or why not?

Depends on what they were looking for.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

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By Johnnie Walker on 03-23-12

Poor use of a credit.

What did you like best about A Death in China? What did you like least?

This is a Hiaasen from the early 80's and is nothing like what the lovers of Hiassen have come to expect. It is further drug down by a poor choice in readers. He is not terrible but neither is he particularly good. The timing is just off. This makes it a so-so book with a so-so reader and a real disappointment for Hiassen fans.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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