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The Interior - A Red Princess Mystery

Lisa See

"See paints a fascinating portrait of a complex and enigmatic society, in which nothing is ever quite as it appears, and of the people, peasant and aristocrat alike, who are bound by its subtle strictures." -San Diego Union-Tribune While David Stark is asked to open a law office in Beijing, his lover, detective Liu Hulan, receives an urgent message from an old friend imploring her to investigate the suspicious death of her daughter, who worked for a toy company about to be sold to David's new client, Tartan Enterprises. Despite David's protests, Hulan goes undercover at the toy factory in the rural village of Da Shui, deep in the heart of China. It is a place that forces Hulan to face a past she has long been running from. Once there, rather than finding answers to the girl's death, Hulan unearths more questions, all of which point to possible crimes committed by David's client. Suddenly Hulan and David find themselves on opposing sides: One of them is trying to expose a company and unearth a killer, while the other is ethically bound to protect his client. As pressures mount and danger increases, Hulan and David uncover universal truths about good and evil, right and wrong-and the sometimes subtle lines that distinguish them. "[See] illuminates tradition and change, Western and Eastern cultural differences. . . . All this in the middle of her thriller which is also about greed, corruption, abuse of the disadvantaged, the desperation of those on the bottom of the food chain, and love." -The Tennessean "Sophisticated . . . graceful . . . See's picture of contemporary China's relationship with the United States is aptly played out through her characters." -Los Angeles Times "Immediate, haunting and exquisitely rendered." -San Francisco Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition.

"See paints a fascinating portrait of a complex and enigmatic society, in which nothing is ever quite as it appears, and of the people, peasant and aristocrat alike, who are bound by its subtle strictures." -San Diego Union-Tribune While David Stark is asked to open a law office in Beijing, his lover, detective Liu Hulan, receives an urgent message from an old friend imploring her to investigate the suspicious death of her daughter, who worked for a toy company about to be sold to David's new client, Tartan Enterprises. Despite David's protests, Hulan goes undercover at the toy factory in the rural village of Da Shui, deep in the heart of China. It is a place that forces Hulan to face a past she has long been running from. Once there, rather than finding answers to the girl's death, Hulan unearths more questions, all of which point to possible crimes committed by David's client. Suddenly Hulan and David find themselves on opposing sides: One of them is trying to expose a company and unearth a killer, while the other is ethically bound to protect his client. As pressures mount and danger increases, Hulan and David uncover universal truths about good and evil, right and wrong-and the sometimes subtle lines that distinguish them. "[See] illuminates tradition and change, Western and Eastern cultural differences. . . . All this in the middle of her thriller which is also about greed, corruption, abuse of the disadvantaged, the desperation of those on the bottom of the food chain, and love." -The Tennessean "Sophisticated . . . graceful . . . See's picture of contemporary China's relationship with the United States is aptly played out through her characters." -Los Angeles Times "Immediate, haunting and exquisitely rendered." -San Francisco Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition.
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"See paints a fascinating portrait of a complex and enigmatic society, in which nothing is ever quite as it appears, and of the people, peasant and aristocrat alike, who are bound by its subtle strictures." -San Diego Union-Tribune While David Stark is asked to open a law office in Beijing, his lover, detective Liu Hulan, receives an urgent message from an old friend imploring her to investigate the suspicious death of her daughter, who worked for a toy company about to be sold to David's new client, Tartan Enterprises. Despite David's protests, Hulan goes undercover at the toy factory in the rural village of Da Shui, deep in the heart of China. It is a place that forces Hulan to face a past she has long been running from. Once there, rather than finding answers to the girl's death, Hulan unearths more questions, all of which point to possible crimes committed by David's client. Suddenly Hulan and David find themselves on opposing sides: One of them is trying to expose a company and unearth a killer, while the other is ethically bound to protect his client. As pressures mount and danger increases, Hulan and David uncover universal truths about good and evil, right and wrong-and the sometimes subtle lines that distinguish them. "[See] illuminates tradition and change, Western and Eastern cultural differences. . . . All this in the middle of her thriller which is also about greed, corruption, abuse of the disadvantaged, the desperation of those on the bottom of the food chain, and love." -The Tennessean "Sophisticated . . . graceful . . . See's picture of contemporary China's relationship with the United States is aptly played out through her characters." -Los Angeles Times "Immediate, haunting and exquisitely rendered." -San Francisco Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Janet Song

Length:

14h 23m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:43


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:00


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:51


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:40


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:54


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:12


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:25


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:08


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:17


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:03


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:49


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:17


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:41


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:51


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:30


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:10


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:59


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:29


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:00


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:05


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:32


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:45


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:48


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:54


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:08


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:02


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:56


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:53


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:27


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:26


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:25


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

09:35


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:12


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:44


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:07


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:41


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:55


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

09:13


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:45


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:21


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:02


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:55


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:56


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:36


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:59


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:28


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:34


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

09:04


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:32


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:56


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:30


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:11


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:31


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:42


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

00:28