Title: A Bitter Feast
Author: Rozan, S. J.
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, New York
Publication Date: 1998
Edition: SIGNED First Edition
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: F
Synopsis: Joining the company of Sue Grafton, Jonathan Kellerman, and Patricia Cornwell, Shamus Award-winner S. J. Rozan now owns a coveted Anthony Award for Best Novel for her No Colder Place. The Washington Post has called her Bill Smith/Lydia Chin novels…a series to watch for….Booklist deemed Rozan….a major figure in contemporary mystery fiction…Now it’s your turn–to discover one of fiction’s major voices and to fall in love with a mystery of evocative atmosphere, engaging characters, and exquisite writing.
It’s Lydia Chin’s turn to go underground as the Chinese-American P.I. investigates a case that strikes at the heart of Chinatown’s dangerously shifting power structure. Four restaurant workers, including a union organizer, have disappeared, and the union’s lawyer hires Lydia to find them. But when a bomb shatters the Chinese Restaurant Workers’ Union headquarters, killing one of the missing men and injuring the lawyer, Lydia is summoned by the prime suspect, one of Chinatown’s most powerful men, to continue the search–on his payroll. With backup from her partner Bill Smith, Lydia goes undercover as a dim sum waitress, slinging steamed dumplings while dodging a lethal conflict between the old and the new orders, and searching for the missing waiters and their deadly secret–before someone serves them their last supper.