The Resource Last days in Shanghai : a novel, Casey Walker

Last days in Shanghai : a novel, Casey Walker

Label
Last days in Shanghai : a novel
Title
Last days in Shanghai
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Casey Walker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Embarking on a business trip to China at the side of a reprobate Congressman who goes missing after a drunken bender, aide Luke Slade stumbles onto a web of corruption when he is set up for a Chinese mayor's murder
  • "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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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1980-
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Walker, Casey
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.A35886
LC item number
L37 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Corruption
Label
Last days in Shanghai : a novel, Casey Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871789278
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781619024304
Lccn
2014014419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1775780
  • (OCoLC)871789278
Label
Last days in Shanghai : a novel, Casey Walker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871789278
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781619024304
Lccn
2014014419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1775780
  • (OCoLC)871789278

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