Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Stealing the Dragon
Maleeny, Tim. Stealing the Dragon. This one was actually kind of fun. A new series about P.I. Cape Weathers and his sometimes partner Sally, a trained assassin. When a ship smuggling Chinese refugees runs aground on Alcatraz, the entire crew is found murdered, and Cape's friend Sally is missing. Cape navigates San Francisco's China Town in search of Sally, encountering some scary Triad characters, political complications with the mayor's race, and some colorful characters; at the same time, chapters about Sally's background in Hong Kong, her early training, and connections to Chinese organized crime alternate with the San Francisco sections. Cape Weathers may be intended at the lead, but Sally steals the show.
Maleeny has recently been nominated for the Macavity Award for his short story 'Til Death Do Us Part.
Fiction. Mystery. 2007. 365 pages.