Shanghai Redemption: An Inspector Chen Novel (Inspector Chen Cao)

For years, Chen Cao controlled to stability the pursuits of the Communist occasion and the guarantees made by way of his task. He used to be either a main Inspector of particular Investigations of the Shanghai Police division and the deputy occasion secretary of the bureau. He used to be thought of a possible emerging celebrity within the occasion till, after one too many debatable circumstances that embarrassed strong components within the social gathering, Chen Cao chanced on himself neutralized. below the guise of a huge merchandising, a brand new place with a considerable identify yet no energy, he is stripped of his activity tasks and remoted. that is nonetheless no longer sufficient, because it turns into more and more transparent that somebody is making an attempt to set him up for public shame and probably worse.

Chen Cao is technically accountable for the corruption case of a pink Prince - a strong, excessive occasion determine who embodies the ruthless ambition, greed, and corruption that's more and more obtrusive within the new China. This crimson Prince has the type of connections and tool to deflect any makes an attempt to deliver him to justice. Now, with out strength, few allies, and along with his personal acceptance at the line, the previous Inspector Chen is dealing with the main harmful research of his life.

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