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Reflecting the Sky

(2001)
(Blood Rites)
(The seventh book in the Bill Smith, Lydia Chin series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Edgar Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Shamus Awards Best Novel
S.J. Rozan's reputation grows with every new installment in her lively series starring the redoubtable Lydia Chin, a twentysomething New York PI and her partner Bill Smith. Here Lydia's venerable family friend Grandfather Gao dispatches the twosome to Hong Kong to deliver a jade amulet to the grandson of Wei Yao-Shi, whose American family knew nothing of the son and heir he left in Asia. A simple assignment quickly turns into a kidnapping, as Chin and Smith make their way through the complex world of triad politics, Asian intrigue, and the smuggling of Chinese antiquities. Along the way, Rozan treats us to an insider's view of Hong Kong; if someone you know is headed in that direction, this would be a great guidebook as well as a diverting plane read.

The relationship between the two protagonists has a nice subtext; there's sufficient sexual tension to spice up the narrative, but not enough to slow down the action. Rozan excels at pacing, and her characters are complex enough to linger in the reader's mind after the last page is turned. This is a standout performance from a writer who ought to break out in the bestseller ranks with this eighth in a series that keeps getting better. --Jane Adams

Genre: Mystery
 
Used availability for S J Rozan's Reflecting the Sky


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Hardback Editions

January 2001 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Reflecting the Sky
Author(s): S J Rozan
ISBN: 0-312-24427-4 / 978-0-312-24427-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Blood Rites: (Bill Smith/Lydia Chin)
Author(s): S J Rozan
ISBN: 0-09-193634-9 / 978-0-09-193634-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ebury Press (Fiction)
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January 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Reflecting the Sky: A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel (Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novels)
Author(s): S J Rozan
ISBN: 0-312-98134-1 / 978-0-312-98134-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Audio Editions

January 2007 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Reflecting the Sky (Lydia Chin / Bill Smith)
Author(s): S J Rozan
ISBN: 0-7927-4793-3 / 978-0-7927-4793-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Reflecting the Sky (Chivers Sound Library)
Author(s): S J Rozan
ISBN: 0-7927-2488-7 / 978-0-7927-2488-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Blood Rites: (Bill Smith/Lydia Chin) (Bill Smith / Lydia Chin)
Author(s): S J Rozan
Publisher: Ebury Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Reflecting the Sky: A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel (Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novels)
Author(s): S J Rozan
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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