Robin Ballantyne is investigating the murder of a British man in Beijing. His headless body was found in woods by an icy, fetid lake. In a city thick with paranoia and corruption, Robin struggles to separate rumour from reality. Meanwhile, late one freezing night, Chinese private detective Song rescues a young boy from a fire on a building site. With witnesses appearing from the murky surrounds, bloody clothes on the ground but no body, and flames blazing around him, Song panics and flees still clutching the boy. From the ...

The Pool of Unease 2007, MacMillan

ISBN-13: 9780230014435