The Golden Mountain Murders

The Golden Mountain Murders

A Zhong Fong Mystery

Book - 2005
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Fong receives a late night phone call - the anonymous caller claims there is an AIDS epidemic in far off Anhui province and that Chinese blood collectors, paid by a western company, are spreading the deadly contagion. The call starts Fong on the longest journey of his life that begins in Anhui province and ends on the streets of Vancouver--the Golden Mountain.
Publisher: Toronto : McArthur & Co., 2005.
ISBN: 9781552785225
Characteristics: 268 p.


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Diell Mar 15, 2015

Canadian Robert Cowens's character (appeared in The Hua Shan Hospital Murders) in this this book, was he just an easy character to use because of the convenience of proximity?
is the idea that the Vancouver business community is intolerant to Jews part of his character? if not seems rather sweeping. no beginning or end, just plunked down in the midst.
Banff>"Robert, dressed in a suit wearing a topcoat, the only one that Fong had seen in Banff, entered. "you're the only one in this town wearing a suit and tie." (quite possible in Banff I guess even if at a conference that would be attended by academics and professionals as well as police/security etc.) "I'm the only one west of Winnipeg that even owns one."
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The British >British Columbia >purity twist is pretty thin seems a little desperate on the part of the author. Messy book, but enjoyed his others.

hermlou Oct 02, 2011

Zhong Fong is head of Shanghai's Special Investigations Unit. He investigates the epidemic of AIDS in a distant province and discovers that people are selling their blood and getting transfusions of tainted blood to replace it. He flies to Banff to take part in an international conference on terrorism and tries to track down the businessmen who sell blood. Rotenberg writes amusing scenes such as Chinese eating at a Banff Chinese restaurant, and his plot is sound. I thought he went off topic to lecture on mistreatment of Chinese for building railroads, and he inserted a whole chapter on the sad travel of a Chinese couple with AIDS from a rural setting to an urban hospital. It's a change from the cozy British mystery.

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