by Marjorie M. Liu

July 2006
ISBN: 0-505-52631-X
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Mass Market Paperback

Former policeman Dean Campbell has found employers who appreciate his special abilities. As an operative for the Dirk & Steele Detective Agency, he can fully utilize his clairvoyant talent. He will need all of his skills in Taipei, where a series of grisly murders have raised some alarms. It appears that the perpetrator must have some paranormal abilities. Dirk and Steele want the killer captured with as little commotion as possible.

Dean finds the killer, and much more, in the teeming city. The murders are weaving a pattern that leads Dean straight to the one person he never thought to see Mirabelle Lee. Now Dr. Lee, Mirabelle was his childhood love. They each thought the other had died twenty years ago. Miri and Dean are swept into a journey of danger and amazing possibilities as they search for the clues to an ancient prophesy.

The Red Heart of Jade has all of the elements of a riveting action adventure. There are strange creatures and evil humans all chasing after the same treasure. The action is fast-paced, and well timed. Author Marjorie M. Liu has honed her craft to bring readers to a breathless finish. I look forward to the next book in the Dirk & Steele series.

Reviewed in June 2006 by Paula.

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