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Flower Net - A Red Princess Mystery

Lisa See

"Lisa See begins to do for Beijing what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did for turn-of-the-century London or Dashiell Hammett did for 1920s San Francisco: She discerns the hidden city lurking beneath the public facade." -The Washington Post Book World In the depths of a Beijing winter, during the waning days of Deng Xiaoping's reign, the U.S. ambassador's son is found dead-his body entombed in a frozen lake. Around the same time, aboard a ship adrift off the coast of Southern California, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Stark makes a startling discovery: the corpse of a Red Prince, a scion of China's political elite. The Chinese and American governments suspect that the deaths are connected and, in an unprecedented move, they join forces to see justice done. In Beijing, David teams up with the unorthodox police detective Liu Hulan. In an investigation that brings them to every corner of China and sparks an intense attraction between the two, David and Hulan discover a web linking human trafficking to the drug trade to governmental treachery-a web reaching from the Forbidden City to the heart of Los Angeles and, like the wide flower net used by Chinese fishermen, threatening to ensnare all within its reach. "A graceful rendering of two different and complex cultures, within a highly intricate plot . . . The starkly beautiful landscapes of Beijing and its surrounding countryside are depicted with a lyrical precision." -Los Angeles Times Book Review "Murder and intrigue splash across the canvas of modern Chinese life. . . . A vivid portrait of a vast Communist nation in the painful throes of a sea change." -People "Fascinating . . . that rare thriller that enlightens as well as it entertains." -San Diego Union-Tribune A Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Lisa See begins to do for Beijing what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did for turn-of-the-century London or Dashiell Hammett did for 1920s San Francisco: She discerns the hidden city lurking beneath the public facade." -The Washington Post Book World In the depths of a Beijing winter, during the waning days of Deng Xiaoping's reign, the U.S. ambassador's son is found dead-his body entombed in a frozen lake. Around the same time, aboard a ship adrift off the coast of Southern California, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Stark makes a startling discovery: the corpse of a Red Prince, a scion of China's political elite. The Chinese and American governments suspect that the deaths are connected and, in an unprecedented move, they join forces to see justice done. In Beijing, David teams up with the unorthodox police detective Liu Hulan. In an investigation that brings them to every corner of China and sparks an intense attraction between the two, David and Hulan discover a web linking human trafficking to the drug trade to governmental treachery-a web reaching from the Forbidden City to the heart of Los Angeles and, like the wide flower net used by Chinese fishermen, threatening to ensnare all within its reach. "A graceful rendering of two different and complex cultures, within a highly intricate plot . . . The starkly beautiful landscapes of Beijing and its surrounding countryside are depicted with a lyrical precision." -Los Angeles Times Book Review "Murder and intrigue splash across the canvas of modern Chinese life. . . . A vivid portrait of a vast Communist nation in the painful throes of a sea change." -People "Fascinating . . . that rare thriller that enlightens as well as it entertains." -San Diego Union-Tribune A Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK From the Trade Paperback edition.
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"Lisa See begins to do for Beijing what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did for turn-of-the-century London or Dashiell Hammett did for 1920s San Francisco: She discerns the hidden city lurking beneath the public facade." -The Washington Post Book World In the depths of a Beijing winter, during the waning days of Deng Xiaoping's reign, the U.S. ambassador's son is found dead-his body entombed in a frozen lake. Around the same time, aboard a ship adrift off the coast of Southern California, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Stark makes a startling discovery: the corpse of a Red Prince, a scion of China's political elite. The Chinese and American governments suspect that the deaths are connected and, in an unprecedented move, they join forces to see justice done. In Beijing, David teams up with the unorthodox police detective Liu Hulan. In an investigation that brings them to every corner of China and sparks an intense attraction between the two, David and Hulan discover a web linking human trafficking to the drug trade to governmental treachery-a web reaching from the Forbidden City to the heart of Los Angeles and, like the wide flower net used by Chinese fishermen, threatening to ensnare all within its reach. "A graceful rendering of two different and complex cultures, within a highly intricate plot . . . The starkly beautiful landscapes of Beijing and its surrounding countryside are depicted with a lyrical precision." -Los Angeles Times Book Review "Murder and intrigue splash across the canvas of modern Chinese life. . . . A vivid portrait of a vast Communist nation in the painful throes of a sea change." -People "Fascinating . . . that rare thriller that enlightens as well as it entertains." -San Diego Union-Tribune A Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Elaina Erika Davis

Length:

5h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:26


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:49


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:56


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:34