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The Limehouse Text - Will Thomas
The Limehouse Text
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In The Limehouse Text, Barker and Llewelyn discover a pawn ticket among the effects of Barker's late assistant, leading them to London's Chinese district, Limehouse. There they retrieve an innocent-looking book that proves to be a rare and secret text stolen from a Nanking monastery, containing... show more
In The Limehouse Text, Barker and Llewelyn discover a pawn ticket among the effects of Barker's late assistant, leading them to London's Chinese district, Limehouse. There they retrieve an innocent-looking book that proves to be a rare and secret text stolen from a Nanking monastery, containing lethal martial arts techniques forbidden to the West. With the political situation between the British Empire and Imperial China already unstable, the duo must not only track down a killer intent upon gaining the secret knowledge but also safeguard the text from a snarl of suspects with conflicting interests. Prowling through an underworld of opium dens, back-room blood sports, and sailors' penny hangs while avoiding the wrath of the district's powerful warlord, Mr. K'ing, Barker and Llewelyn take readers on a perilous tour through the mean streets of turn-of-the-century London.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743273350 (0743273354)
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Barker & Llewelyn (#3)
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Murder, She Reads
Murder, She Reads rated it
3.5 Review of The Limehouse Text
So in the first book Some Danger Involved, Llewellyn finds out that the reason the job is vacant is because Barkers other assistant was killed. In The Limehouse Text we find out a little bit about what happened to that assistant when they find that he pawned a book. Going after this book puts Bar...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
Weaker than the other two Barker & Llewelyn mysteries, but still good.
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