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6.4 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Joseph Kanon is the Edgar Award-winning author of Los Alamos and nine other novels: The Prodigal Spy, Alibi, Stardust, Istanbul Passage, Leaving Berlin, Defectors, The Accomplice, The Berlin Exchange, and The Good German, which was made into a major motion picture starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. Other awards include the Hammett Award of the International Association of Crime Writers and the Human Writes Award of the Anne Frank Foundation. He lives in New York City.
"[A] superbly written WWII espionage thriller. . . . From the opening paragraph, it's clear readers are in expert hands: Kanon writes with a master's touch, flexing his gift for atmosphere and crafting characters who seem capable of walking off the page and taking a seat next to the reader. With pulse pounding suspense, top-shelf dialogue, and a palpable evocation of its period setting, this is as good as crime fiction gets." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A fast-paced thriller featuring vice, corruption and espionage in Shanghai before the start of World War II when Jewish people fled persecution in Germany." --AARP
"As in his spy novels, Kanon demonstrates a mastery of closed-in drama. Such is the jabbing understatement of the dialogue--what's withheld matters more than what's said--that it holds you in suspense as much as any action scene. The contrast between his impeccable control and the nightmarish chaos of this time and place gives things a powerful edge. Kanon goes to China with stirring results." --Kirkus (starred review)
"Edgar-winning Kanon plays global and personal intrigues to perfection here. Fans of historical thrillers will appreciate Kanon's ability to cloak betrayals with the period's looming uncertainty and evoke Shanghai's particular vitality." --Booklist (starred review)

"Joseph Kanon's novels of wartime crime and espionage inhabit a perfectly evoked intersection between noir and Greeneland. . . . [his] cabaret is always a pleasure." --The Times (UK)
"Joseph Kanon makes Shanghai a Casablanca-worthy setting for World War II-era intrigue. . . . Start casting the movie version now." --Parade
"Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Europe settle in Shanghai in Kanon's latest novel, a deeply engrossing tale of corruption, violence, and doomed love. . . . Kanon always situates his political clashes and spy games in a fully realized human drama. Shanghai proves one of his most powerful stories to date." --CrimeReads
"The threats, narrow misses, and one-liners pack a punch in this tale of loyalty and survival." --Christian Science Monitor
"Fascinating and tautly suspenseful . . . Joseph Kanon is known for his elegantly written, impressively immersive World War II thrillers, and Shanghai is no exception. . . . [he] transports readers to 1939 Shanghai, conjur[ing] the city's veneer of glamour, and the danger and desperation festering beneath, with his trademark skill and verve. Shanghai artfully balances violence, romance, and edgy suspense in a layered and compelling tale of an extraordinary place and time in human history." --BookPage (starred review)