Leslie Glass's April Woo detective series is one of the best! She skillfully interweaves April's Chinese heritage with her American counterparts, ringing true because of Glass's own experience with a Chinese maid/nanny. If you've never tried this series, you're missing a great one!
Tracking Time, by Leslie Glass.
Initially drawn to the book because I like detective novels and especially female detectives (V. I. Warshawski and Kinsey Millhone), I was a bit disappointed in the outcome. Predictable, deus ex machina, cavalry to the rescue type. I was also turned off on the activities of the teenagers responsible for the murders (Brandy and Daviod). I know kids are weird, but are they into killing for the fun of it. Glass does not deal too much with the reasons. The message I get is rich, over-privileged kids are bad, bad, bad.
Guess I'll not be reading another 'April Woo' mystery.
When Maslow Atkins goes for a quick run and doesn't come back, NYPD detective April Woo's usually flawless cop instincts tell her that he is still alive.