Fierce loyalties, staunch compassion, and a weakness for strays lead Bai Jiang--San Francisco's best known souxun , or people finder--into violent conflicts that test her pacifist beliefs in the brutal world she lives in.
Armed with Buddhist philosophy and wicked knife skills, Bai Jiang works at being a better person by following her conscience, while struggling with what she likes to think of as "aggressive assertiveness."
When a girl goes missing in San Francisco's Chinatown, Bai is called upon as a souxun , a people finder, to track down the lost girl. The trail leads to wannabe gangsters, flesh peddlers, and eventually to those who have marked Bai for death.
Enlisting the aid of her closest friend and partner, Lee--a sophisticated gay man who protects her, mostly from herself--and Jason--a triad assassin and the father of her daughter--they follow the girl across the Bay and across the country. Bai confronts paid assassins and triad hatchet men, only to find that being true to her beliefs as a Buddhist and staying alive are often at odds. At the same time, fighting a faceless enemy who seems committed to having her killed fills her with anger and fear that sometimes turns into a burning rage with deadly consequences.
Flavored with dark humor, White Ginger serves the perfect cocktail of wit, charm, sex, and violence.
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|Title of eBook: White Ginger|
|Release Date: 10-08-2013|
|Publisher: Prometheus Books|
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He who is drowned isn't troubled by the rain
The knife arced. Light danced off the blade as it slowly rotated threehundred sixty degrees before dropping, hilt first, into the palm of herhand. A flick of her wrist sent the dagger sailing into the air again topirouette gracefully. Her other hand held a Chinese cup made of fine,white porcelain. She lifted the vessel to her lips and breathed in deeply,the fragrance reminiscent of fresh mowed grass. As she sipped, hotgreen tea filled her mouth and ran down her throat. She sighed, thefirst caffeine of the day.
Outside, raindrops beat against the glass panes of the window toproduce a lulling sound, like leaves fluttering in the wind. The knifecontinued to flip, a repetitive, mindless exercise in which the rhythmnever wavered, a silent chant.
"You're going to cut yourself."
Lee's warning was delivered with a frown. He sat on the sofa,dressed impeccably in tan slacks and a blue blazer, looking like a magazinemodel with high cheekbones, full lips, and an aquiline nose. Tallerthan most Chinese men, he stood six-two with broad shoulders and asmall waist. Lee was her partner, her friend, and her protector. Mostlyfrom herself.
She lifted her cup to acknowledge his admonishment. "I find itrelaxing. Some people do crossword puzzles. I toss a knife. If I weredoing a crossword puzzle you might have reason for concern. I'm notnearly as good with words." A sad smile set her features as she lookedup to meet his gaze. "And words, I've found, can wound more deeplythan a blade."
Her name was Ba...