Whispering Shadows

Whispering Shadows

A Novel

Book - 2015
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American expat Paul Leibovitz was once an ambitious advisor, dedicated father, and loving husband. But after living for nearly thirty years in Hong Kong, personal tragedy strikes and Paul's marriage unravels in the fallout. Now Paul is living as a recluse on an outlying island of Hong Kong. When he makes a fleeting connection with Elizabeth, a distressed American woman on the verge of collapse, his life is thrown into turmoil. Less than twenty-four hours later, Elizabeth's son is found dead in Shenzhen, and Paul, invigorated by a newfound purpose, sets out to investigate the murder on his own.
Publisher: New York : 37 Ink/Atria, 2015
Edition: First 37 InkAtria Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781476793641
1476793646
Characteristics: 337 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lo, Christine

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AL_ANNAL Sep 16, 2017

Set in a China still recovering from the trauma of the Cultural Revolution characters hide dark truths both personal and political. In this literary thriller the action is propelled by two friends determined to discover the truth behind the murder of an American businessman.

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brangwinn
May 25, 2015

A gripping novel about a murdered American businessman in China makes an excellent connection with the Cultural Revolution. When the mother of the missing American comes to Paul Leibovitz for help in finding her son, the recluse finds himself more involved than he planned to be. His friend, Zhang,a policeman on mainland China, is convinced there is more to the murder than the Chinese police will admit. Zhang, a survivor of the Cultural Revolution, suffers from constant pain a reminder of his years forced to work in rural agriculture. As he and Liebovitz investigate the murder they also find capitalist greed in the new free market atmosphere of China, a place where profit and winning at any cost, plays a part in the gruesome facts.

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