WOUNDS OF ATTACHMENT: A POLITICAL THRILLER, SECOND IN SERIES AN AMERICAN IN BEIJING BY SHA LI.
Second in the series An American in Beijing, 'Wounds of Attachment ratchets up the stakes on Mai Martin, an American woman working in Beijing. This political thriller twists loss and power, smuggling and vengeance, and the forces of sovereign nations with individual integrity.
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Maj. Gen. HUANG Fuhui, Shao Jiang First Bureau Chief and Deputy Army Commander of the Beijing Military Region is Commander GAO Bu’s boss, Dalaoban... and he's an Utopian idealist for the future of New China.
The Kindle ebook has a full-color, two-page map of Asia with the main cities in the series An American in Beijing highlighted with an old-fashioned map pin. The print books display the map in black and white. Thanks to Bryce Craig at Pusher, Inc for the image based on a 1970 edition of Goode’s World Atlas. At the end, a section ‘Who’ lists the numerous characters by the chapter in which they first appear. Also, a new section ‘Words’ provides Mandarin pinyin to English for foreign words in the story as well as a few Korean and Russian terms.
Lonely in Beijing
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Looking out the windows at the office or from the flat, the view was the same: tall buildings in the distance smothered in a gray shroud, all familiar features hidden from view. It's a dismal, freezing morning like all the rest when an email from her lands in his inbox. Eagerly, he read each line and ran her JPEGs through a personal slide show, making Beijing seem less cold and nasty. The city gradually emptied; the feeling of loneliness was almost unbearable. People queued up for train tickets, cars mobbed the airport lanes. Finally, it's his turn to leave the city.