red princess #1
The first body was found in ice: the U.S. ambassador's son, entombed in a frozen lake outside Beijing's Forbidden City. Thousands of miles away, in the heat-baked hold of a Chinese smuggling ship, another corpse is uncovered, this one a red Prince, a scion of China's political elite. Suspecting the deaths are linked, the American and Chinese governments pair ambitious attorney David Stark and brilliant detective Liu Hulan to uncover a killer and a conspiracy.
The only other book I've read by Lisa See is Snow Flower & The Secret Fan and I loved it! I was looking for something to listen to while I did some work and saw she had a trilogy of crime novels. Flower Net is the first, introducing Liu Hulan and David Stark who met in America when they were both working at the same firm. I think. I can't remember exactly! I know they were in love once, but Liu gets word that her mother is sick and she returns to Beijing. Family obligations have her remaining in Beijing, never returning to American and from what I could gather, never contacting David again until murders oceans apart appear connected and the two must work together.
The story itself was mostly interesting and I'm not sure if it was the narration of the book or the book itself that didn't enthrall me, but I wasn't in love with the book. I'm pretty sure it was the narration. And the strange background music that kept going on. I think I'll try the next book in actual book form.