Somebody is terrorizing and killing Asian immigrants and defiling the corpses, and Asian community leader Mani Chandra is...

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Somebody is terrorizing and killing Asian immigrants and defiling the corpses, and Asian community leader Mani Chandra is threatening Detective Inspector Mike Fletcher (An Echo of Justice) with vigilantes if he doesn't clear up the case. The clues lead to a barman whose reading includes A Fascist Manifesto for the Nineties and a tough-cookie prostitute who's managed to charm Constable Jim Chinnery, but to nobody who seems capable of murder; so Mike marks time, bickering with psychologist Kate Barbour over whether he's ready to move in with her, waiting to recall the detail that will close the case. Unsurprising and understated to the vanishing point. Mike is right when he admits he hasn't shone as a detective this time.

Pub Date: Sept. 9, 1992

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 192

Publisher: St. Martin's

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1992