“Sensuality and cruelty, barbarism and refinement, the plot teeming with tension, all is in suspense until the end for both the Magistrate and the reader…”
--L’Yonne Republicaine, Paris
“Well known to lovers of detective literature, Judge Dee, popularized by Robert Van Gulik, was in fact an historical figure, a hero whose existence is evidenced in the archives of Chinese history.
Renowned authors and sinologists Eleanor Cooney and Daniel Altieri have woven a thriller of the first order which allows the reader to discover seventh-century China: a universe at once barbaric and refined.”
(More reviews coming soon! This is the U.S. debut of this book!)