It’s a special occasion Down Under and the notoriously frugal Inspector
Malone is taking his family to dinner at one of Sydney’s finest Chinese
restaurants. But their gala turns grisly when a masked assassin enters
and guns down three men at a nearby table.
The ante goes up when
Scobie discovers that one victim was an investor in Olympic Tower, a
multimillion dollar luxury project in downtown Sydney, originally intended as posh
housing for the VIPs during the 2000 Olympic Games. With construction
stalled by union strife and an economic slump, the Olympic Tower is
still an empty shell—or is it a deadly shell game?
solve a scam that could sour the city’s image. It seems everyone is
involved from former Chinese government bigwigs to a city councilman
on the take and from humble Chinese students with seven figure bank
accounts to the mysterious Madame Tzu, a dragon lady if there ever was
As Scobie and his family are drawn into the circle of
danger, he finds himself in an arena where sportsmanship is the last
thing on anybody's mind.
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