Jin Li, the young, beautiful manager of a Manhattan office-cleaning firm, is on the run. Two Mexican girls on her payroll have just been buried in Brooklyn under a tonne of stinking sewage that she knows was meant for her - she has been 'disposing of' valuable information from top corporations in the city for years, and now the people she has stolen from are out for revenge. Meanwhile, corporate schmoozer Tom Reilly is treating a pair of potential investors to a Yankees game when he receives a threatening letter claiming to know about 'problems' at Good Pharma pharmaceuticals. On the other side of town, mysterious Ray Grant, Jin Li's former lover, is tracked down by her ruthless brother Chen and offered an impossible choice: help Chen find Jin Li, or place his own father in danger. As the hunt for Jin Li gathers pace, the stakes are high on all sides. Will Ray find her before her enemies do? Can Chen and his Shanghai 'associates' be trusted to heep their word? And what is the secret that Ray's father has been hiding that could affect them all?
In this sizzling story of manipulation and revenge, Colin Harrison, author of The Havana Room, Afterburn and Manhattan Nocture, will keep you guessing - and breathless - until the very last page.
Colin Harrison is the deputy editor of Harper's magazine. He lives with his wife, novelist Kathryn Harrison, in Brooklyn, USA