Ellie McEnroe is an Iraq War vet living in Beijing, where she represents the work of cutting-edge Chinese political artists. She has Chinese Domestic Security on her tail and a dwindling number of anxiety meds to get her through the rough. An immensely powerful billionaire has asked her to investigate his son's new business partner. All seems harmless as she's swept up into elite social circles, until a waitress is murdered at a party and she must trace a thin thread of evidence back to her killer.
Lisa Brackmann is the critically acclaimed author of the Ellie McEnroe novels ( Rock Paper Tiger, Hour of the Rat, Dragon Day ) and the thrillers Getaway and Go-Between. Her work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Travel+Leisure and CNET. She lives in San Diego with a couple of cats, far too many books and a bass ukulele. From the Hardcover edition.