(A Wexford Case)
The twelfth in the Chief Inspector Wexford series.
Another Chief Inspector Wexford mystery from the winner of the Crime Writer's Association Cartier Diamond Dagger Award in 1991 for outstanding contribution to the genre. Chief Inspector Wexford returns from his trip-of-a-lifetime to China, only to be haunted by his memories of the old woman with bound feet following him from one city to the next and the man who tragically drowned. Now, back in England, he finds himself investigating the murder of a fellow tourist. His investigative instincts keep leading him back to the East, a place more mysterious than he had ever imagined.