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The Master of Rain

(2002)
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Shanghai, 1926. A city of British Imperial civil servants, American gun-runners, Russian princesses and Chinese gangsters, where heroin is available on room service and everything is for sale. Exotic, sexually liberated and pulsing with life, it is a place and time where anything seems possible. For Richard Field, it represents a brave new world away from the past he is trying to escape. Seconded to the police force, his first moment of active duty is a brutal crime scene. A young White Russian woman, Lena Orlov, lies spreadeagled on her bed, sadistically murdered. As he begins to peer through the gllttering surface to the murky depths beneath, Field sees a world beyond the glamour of the city's expatriate life - a world where everything has its price, and where human life is merely another asset to barter. The key to the investigation seems to be Lena's neighbour, Natasha Medvedev. But can Field trust someone for whom self-preservation is the only goal? And is it wise to fall in love when there is every sign that Natasha herself may be the next victim? In a city where reality is a dangerous luxury, Field is driven into the darkness beyond the dazzle of society to a world where the basest of human needs are met and where the truth seems certain to be a fatal commodity...

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"Rich, dark, atmospheric, this fine novel captures time and place perfectly. A great crime story that ends up in a place you won't predict ..." - Lee Child

"Master of Rain is that rare thing: a truly epic crime novel, brilliantly researched and superbly executed." - John Connolly

"A vividly set and compellingly readable thriller about corruption in all its forms." - Robert Goddard


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Hardback Editions

April 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Master of Rain
Author(s): Tom Bradby
ISBN: 0-385-50397-0 / 978-0-385-50397-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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January 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Master Of The Rain
Author(s): Tom Bradby
ISBN: 0-593-04534-3 / 978-0-593-04534-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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February 2002 : UK Hardback

Title: The Master of Rain (Windsor Selection)
Author(s): Tom Bradby
ISBN: 0-7540-1724-9 / 978-0-7540-1724-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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Paperback Editions

May 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Master of Rain
Author(s): Tom Bradby
ISBN: 0-375-71333-6 / 978-0-375-71333-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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January 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Master Of Rain
Author(s): Tom Bradby
ISBN: 0-552-14746-X / 978-0-552-14746-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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December 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Master of Rain (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Tom Bradby
ISBN: 0-7540-9122-8 / 978-0-7540-9122-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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August 2002 : UK Paperback

Title: Master of Rain_ the
Author(s): Tom Bradby
ISBN: 0-552-21152-4 / 978-0-552-21152-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Transworld
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January 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Master of Rain
Author(s): Tom Bradby
ISBN: 0-593-04816-4 / 978-0-593-04816-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

2007 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Master of Rain
Author(s): Tom Bradby, Read by Steven Pacey
ISBN: 1-4056-8995-1 / 978-1-4056-8995-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audiobooks
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October 2002 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Master of Rain
Author(s): Tom Bradby
ISBN: 0-7540-0895-9 / 978-0-7540-0895-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Master Of Rain
Author(s): Tom Bradby
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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May 2003 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Master of Rain
Author(s): Tom Bradby
Publisher: Anchor
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