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Head of Zeus
Stealing the Dragon
Stealing the Dragon by Tim Maleeny
 San Francisco Noir, 1

Take a smart, funny ex-detective. Add a beautiful, deadly Chinese assassin. Pour into San Francisco, shake violently and you have one sassy new thriller.

THE SAN FRANCISCO NOIR SERIES. Take one smart, funny ex-detective. Add one beautiful, deadly Chinese assassin. Pour into San Francisco and shake violently.

STEALING THE DRAGON. When a container ship filled with illegal Chinese immigrants runs aground on Alcatraz Island, the crew slaughtered like cattle, private investigator Cape Weathers has to find out what happened. His motives aren't mercenary, but personal. He's afraid that his friend Sally Mei, a woman with a shadowy past, might have been the killer.

Weathers' investigation takes him into Chinatown where he runs up against the Triads, a local leader with his eyes on the mayors' office and an exiled mob boss improbably named One-Eyed Dong. The colorful characters are just part of the fun in this fast-paced story. Even better are the flashbacks to Sally's life growing up in a Hong Kong school for assassins.

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
01 Dec 2012 * 336pp * £4.99 * 9781908800923
'Tough, original, compelling – a perfect thriller'
Lee Child
'Madcap entertainment – fast funny and fab'
James Lescroart
'Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco gets diced, spiced, and served up like a kung fu fever dream'
Mark Haskell Smith
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Tim Maleeny
Tim Maleeny
Winner of a Macavity award and acclaimed by Lee Child, Tim Maleeny's short fiction appears in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen, and Crimespree Magazine.
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