Hour of the Rat

Hour of the Rat

Book - 2013
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"Iraq War vet Ellie McEnroe has a pretty good life in Beijing, representing the work of controversial dissident Chinese artist Zhang Jianli. Even though Zhang's mysterious disappearance of over a year ago has her in the sights of the Chinese authorities. Even though her Born-Again mother has come for a visit and shows no signs of leaving. But things really get complicated when Ellie's search for an Army buddy's missing brother entangles her in a conspiracy that may or may not involve a sinister biotech company, eco-terrorists, an art-obsessed Chinese billionaire and lots of cats-- a conspiracy that will take her on a wild chase through some of China's most beautiful and most surreal places"--Author's web page.
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Press, Inc., ©2013.
ISBN: 9781616952341
Characteristics: 375 pages ;,24 cm


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Dec 03, 2014

This is the second in a series featuring Beijing-based Iraq War veteran Ellie McEnroe, but it is quite a good place to start. When a former Army buddy asks Ellie to track down his missing brother, believed to be in China, it lands her in a conspiracy involving eco-terrorists and a sinister biotech company. As a main character, Ellie is dynamic and wryly witty; the story has lots of well plotted twists and turns; and Brackmann gives an amazing sense of what it feels like to be in modern China, without going into overwhelming detail.

Diell Nov 23, 2014

looking forward to more.

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