Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme and his protégée Amelia Sachs have been recruited by the FBI to capture "the Ghost" -- a homicidal immigrant smuggler. But when they corner him aboard a cargo ship, the bust goes disastrously wrong and the Ghost escapes. Now, he must eliminate the only witnesses -- two families who jumped ship and vanished into Chinatown. Against a ruthless adversary, Lincoln and Amelia race to find the families before the Ghost can silence them......Continua
Who is the mysterious Ghost, and why is he always one step ahead?
This detective novel is big and ambitious, but in my opinion failed to deliver. The many references to Chinese culture and society did not enhance the book, but made it seem contrived and pretentious. Good holiday reading, but no more than that....Continua