I was riveted to this book because it was written from the perspective of the main character. I felt his feelings & hoped it would all work out for him. And yet I wasn't sure who was telling the truth & who wasn't till the very end.
This is the first of a trilogy about genetic engineering & how it affected society in the US. The books definitely should be read in order. Alot happens in each book. Interesting if one likes detailed characters.
Dick Frances writes great mysteries. I especially like the background insight into the world of horse racing. Language is clean & the story is not muddied up with an excess of sex or graphic violence. The title Bolt has nothing to do with how a horse runs. You'll have to read it & find out.
This is a good mystery as well as interesting insight into Chinese culture. The main character, Judge Dee, surprises in the way he deals with the issues & how he figures out the mystery. I couldn't stop because I was anxious to find out what happened next.
Dick Frances has a very believable way with dialog & the main character in this book is someone I would like to know. It's from the viewpoint of art so some info about painting helps solve the crime, but the real interest comes from the involved crime & solution.
If you loved the mini series, you'll love this book. It has more details & really gets you into the story. Of course, there are plots within plots so you are hanging on till the end. A good vacation book since it is quite thick. My only criticism is that Ian Dunross' description does not match Pierce Brosnan, who played him in the mini series. I especially liked the insight into Hong Kong & its colorful people.
I was rooting for Nan though the whole book. I put myself in her shoes & kept wanting her to succeed. But the villains seemed to be successful. I couldn't figure out how he was going to get out of that predicament so I couldn't put the book down until I finished it.