Don't Cry, Tai Lake: An Inspector Chen Novel
Publish date: May 8th 2012
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Chen Cao (#7)
Inspector Chen is a chief inspector in Shanghai who has been given a week's vacation in Wuxi, a neighboring city. He is a rising star in the Chinese government although he has ruffled feathers with Internal Security. He meets a young woman, Shanshan, and hears about a murder on his first day of vaca...
I love this series about Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai police force. As always, there are many insights into the changing nature of modern-day China while it still maintains its Communist system. Inspector Chen is a great character who writes poetry and translates English mysteries into Chinese...
More like 2 1/2 stars. The idea of the plot is interesting. Chen is forced to vacation at a centre near a lake known for its beauty. The reality is that the lake is so damaged by pollution that nobody risks eating or drinking anything coming from the lake. Except for the poor. The author tries too h...