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Beijing Payback

by Daniel Nieh

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Beijing Payback by Daniel Nieh
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  • Publishes in USA 
    Jul 23, 2019
    320 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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A fresh, smart, and fast-paced revenge thriller about a college basketball player who discovers shocking truths about his family in the wake of his father's murder.

Victor Li is devastated by his father's murder, and shocked by a confessional letter he finds among his father's things. In it, his father admits that he was never just a restaurateur—in fact he was part of a vast international crime syndicate that formed during China's leanest communist years.

Victor travels to Beijing, where he navigates his father's secret criminal life, confronting decades-old grudges, violent spats, and a shocking new enterprise that the organization wants to undertake. Standing up against it is likely what got his father killed, but Victor remains undeterred. He enlists his growing network of allies and friends to finish what his father started, no matter the costs.

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"This impressive blend of crime and coming-of-age marks Nieh as a talent to watch." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Nieh's debut novel is likable enough but never as exciting as it tries to be." - Kirkus Reviews

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Daniel Nieh

Daniel Nieh is a Chinese-English translator and professional model. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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