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The Jasmine Trade By Denise Hamilton

The Jasmine Trade

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Seventeen-year-old Marina Lu lies dead in her shiny status car in a suburban shopping centre car park, her two-carat diamond engagement ring refracting another shattered Los Angeles dream. Was her murder merely a car-jacking gone bad, or is there more to the story? LA TIMES reporter Eve Diamond is determined to find out...

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The Jasmine Trade by Denise Hamilton

Seventeen-year-old Marina Lu lies dead in her shiny status car in a suburban shopping centre car park, her two-carat diamond engagement ring refracting another shattered Los Angeles dream. Was her murder merely a car-jacking gone bad, or is there more to the story? LA TIMES reporter Eve Diamond is determined to find out. Why was Marina, at such a young age, marrying twenty-four-year-old Michael Ho? Why is her father so reluctant to provide Eve with information about his daughter? And why would someone steal the dead girl's diary? As Eve delves deeper into the mysteries surrounding Marina's life and death, she stumbles upon the world of the 'parachute kids', the rich Asian teens who are left to their own devices in California while their parents live and work in Hong Kong. She also discovers an even more tragic subculture, where destitute young Asian immigrants live in virtual sexual slavery. As Eve unravels the haunting details and closes in on her scoop, she finds that someone is prepared to kill to keep the story hidden. A moving, noir-accented crime novel that opens a rare window into an intriguing subject, "The Jasmine Trade" is a passionate and polished debut from an exciting new talent.

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Pacy, lucid story-telling which never runs out of road or fuel ... If this is the standard we can expect from New Blood books to come, crime writing is in for a major transfusion. -- Phillip Oakes LITERARY REVIEW 'Touching, colourful, twisty and informative, The Jasmine Trade thoroughly deserves its nominations [for prizes] and its blurbs from Michael Connelly and T. Jefferson Parker.' SHERLOCK MAGAZINE

About Denise Hamilton


Denise Hamilton has published work in The Los Angeles Times, Wired and Cosmopolitan. As a Fulbright Scholar, she lived and taught in the former Yugoslavia during the Bosnian War. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

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GOR010369784
The Jasmine Trade by Denise Hamilton
Denise Hamilton
New Blood
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2003-12-15
288
0752857185
9780752857183
N/A
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