Snake Agent: A Detective Inspector Chen Novel (Detective by Liz Williams

By Liz Williams

John Constantine meets Chow Yun-Fat during this near-future occult mystery! Detective Inspector Chen is the Singapore 3 police department's snake agent - that's - the detective answerable for supernatural and mystical investigations. Chen has numerous difficulties: as well as colleagues who do not belief him and his mystical methods, a consumer goddess whom he has indignant, and a demonic spouse who is bored with staying domestic by myself, he is been paired with considered one of Hell's personal vice officeers, Seneschal Zhu Irzh, to enquire the unlawful alternate in souls. Political pressures either Earthly and otherworldly search to dam their investigations at each flip. As a plot concerning either Singapore Three's commercial elite and Hell's personal Ministry of Epidemics is printed, it turns into obvious that the stakes are greater than an individual had formerly suspected.

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With a distinct sense of déjà vu, Chen went down to the ferry terminal and caught a boat across to the island. In the bright morning sunlight, the zone seemed especially dark: a little fragment of night scored across the glittering expanse of the harbor. He found Sergeant Ma sitting disconsolately in a teahouse across the street from the funeral parlor. Ma blanched visibly when he saw who had arrived. "Nothing's happened yet," Ma said defensively. Chen sighed. Ma was clad in a fawn jacket and huge boots: evidently his idea of civilian garb.

Chen hurried up the street and dodged beneath an awning. The building into which Ling had gone seemed to be some kind of go-down; it might even be derelict. The windows were securely boarded up and the cracks taped over. The door through which Ling had gone was tightly closed. Chen put his ear to the door and heard nothing. After the events of the previous evening, he was reluctant to step into another trap without sufficient support. He was not, however, to be given a choice. The door of the go-down was flung open, startling Chen.

I didn't know what it was at first. " She gestured towards the spiraling incense. " "And did you notice anything—strange? " Mrs Tang moistened dry lips. "There was some ash. Like dust. At first I thought the maid hadn't been cleaning properly, but it was white and soft. " "I see. Mrs Tang, I know how hard this is for you, but at least we have a lead. " Mrs Tang's face began to crumple. " Reaching across, Chen patted her hand. "Don't worry. " He did his best to sound reassuring. "Thank you," Mrs Tang murmured.

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