9Tail Fox

9Tail Fox

by John Courtenay Grimwood
     
 

Sergeant Bobby Zha of the SFPD is desperate to find out who murdered him. But he also needs the answers to some other questions. Like, why is he in another man's body? Why is someone trying to kill him, again... And why is he being haunted by a nine-tailed Celestial fox? From the shell-shattered ruins of Stalingrad in 1942 to the present-day politics of San

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Sergeant Bobby Zha of the SFPD is desperate to find out who murdered him. But he also needs the answers to some other questions. Like, why is he in another man's body? Why is someone trying to kill him, again... And why is he being haunted by a nine-tailed Celestial fox? From the shell-shattered ruins of Stalingrad in 1942 to the present-day politics of San Francisco's Chinatown, 9Tail Fox is evocative of place and crystal-clear in its depiction of character.

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Publishers Weekly

Grimwood, best known for his alternate-history Arabesk trilogy (Effendi, etc.), manages a new wrinkle on a classic noir plot line with this intriguing paranormal mystery. San Francisco police sergeant Bobby Zha refuses to accept the department's conclusion that Natalie Persikov, a young Russian girl who has no familiarity with firearms, managed to kill an intruder, but he himself is gunned down in a sordid back alley before he can prove Persikov's innocence. After experiencing a mystical vision of a nine-tailed white fox, Zha regains consciousness in another man's body, a continent away from everything he knows. Using his new identity, Zha returns home in time to attend his own funeral and investigate his own murder. While the revelation of the killer is less than a surprise, Grimwood does sustain interest with a premise that could have fallen flat in lesser hands. (July)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597800785
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
05/15/2007
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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