Every attack makes the traffic flow faster.
Isandula Street is flooded when a bomb destroys a water mains. On General Gordon Street, hidden explosives decapitate a row of parking meters. Detectives Christopher O’Yee and Harry Feiffer suspect a dangerous practical joker at play.
The third bomb leaves seventeen charred corpses strewn across Sepoy Street. The joke isn’t funny anymore.
The very fabric of Hong Kong is under attack, and nobody knows why. It’s time to get to work. The crime fighting duo have solved some of the most bizarre cases imaginable. This time they have no evidence, no suspects and no obvious motive. For the colourful cops of Yellowthread Street, that’s no problem.
The tenth book in William Marshall’s classic series is one of his mostly finely written, a brutal and fast moving examination of the dangers of traffic, both human and mechanical.
Praise for the Yellowthread Street series:
“Marshall has the rare gift of juggling scary suspense and wild humor and making them both work.” Washington Post Book World
“Marshall’s style – blending the hilarious, the surreal, and the poignant – remains inimitable and not easily resisted.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Marshall has few peers as an author who melds the wildest comedy and tragedy in narratives of nonstop action.” Publishers Weekly
“Marshall is building a growing, iconoclastic body of work that mixes weird fantasy [and] wayward characterization . . . to produce a subtle, charged, atmospheric, lush fiction hybrid sure to satisfy those with a taste for mysteries on the far edges.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Despite the wild humor, Marshall’s stories contain excellent police procedure, real suspense, and fine irony . . . incessantly scary.” Chicago Tribune
“Among the best police procedural series on the market.” Detroit Free Press
“As an inspired poet of the bizarre, [Marshall] orchestrates underlying insanity into an apocalyptic vision of the future.” New York Times Book Review
“Marshall’s novels feature seemingly supernatural events that turn out to have logical, if not precisely rational, origins. He has savage fun with police procedure.” TIME
“Nobody rivals Marshall’s ability to expose the links between comic hysteria and the most mundane human foibles, from greed to cowardice to simple funk.” Kirkus Reviews
“Moves at the speed of a bullet; don’t read it aloud or you’ll run out of breath.” Chicago Sun-Times