‘Best Debut Mystery’ --Florida Sun-Sentinel
Best of 2006 --January Magazine
Best of 2006 --Hallie Ephron/Boston Globe
“Chang has a cool, measured style... ” --New York Times
“Chinatown Beat is a classic noir... ” --Richard Price
“ A nasty, terse slice of noir... ” --Washington Post
“ ...noir at its best.” --Mystery News
Year of the Dog
He’s been transferred to a different precinct, but Detective Jack Yu cannot get away from Chinatown’s criminals – his old friends – who have hooked up with the Hong Kong based triads in an elaborate nationwide credit card fraud, nor from the Chinese victims whose stories cry out for justice, like the teenage Chinese take-out delivery boy brutally murdered in the projects.
The bodies of a young man and woman are discovered at an address on the Bloody Angle, Chinatown's historic Tong battleground. NYPD Detective Jack Yu had thought he was done working in Chinatown, but old allegiances pull him back in. Is it a simple murder-suicide?
As a puzzling web of links to the criminal underworld reveal themselves, Detective Yu's investigation takes him across the country to another Chinatown, this one in Seattle. JACK tracks a cold-blooded Chinese-American gangster and a mysterious Hong Kong femme fatale...
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