Snake Agent (The Detective Inspector Chen Novels)

Snake Agent (The Detective Inspector Chen Novels)

Liz Williams

Language: English

Pages: 410

ISBN: 1480438197

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Snake Agent (The Detective Inspector Chen Novels)

Liz Williams

Language: English

Pages: 410

ISBN: 1480438197

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


When a soul goes missing, an occult detective ventures into Hell to retrieve it
When the fourteen-year-old daughter of Singapore Three’s most prominent industrialist dies of anorexia, her parents assume that Pearl’s suffering has come to an end. But somewhere along the way to the Celestial Shores, Pearl’s soul is waylaid, lured by an unknown force to the gates of Hell. To save their daughter from eternal banishment, they come to Detective Inspector Wei Chen, whose jurisdiction lies between this world and the next.
A round-faced cop who is as serious as his beat is strange, Chen has a demon for a wife and a comfort with the supernatural that most mortals cannot match. But finding Pearl Tang will take him further into the abyss than ever before—to a mystifying place where he will have to cooperate with a demonic detective if he wants to survive. It’s easy, Chen will find, to get into Hell. The hard part is getting out.


Snake Agent
is the first of the five Detective Inspector Chen Novels, which continue with The Demon and the City and Precious Dragon. 

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hammered his own horn, then did a brutally swift U-turn. Moments later they were speeding back through the tunnel, on the wrong side of the road. "Where are we going?" wailed Ma. No Ro Shi, swerving to avoid a speeding truck, did not reply. Hurtling out of the tunnel, he dodged back onto the right side of the road and speeded towards the Lao Shih turnoff. They passed a Merc on its side in the ditch, and further on a truck upside down on the hard shoulder; its cargo of watermelons lying split and

feet, outlined by a faint nimbus glow. The girl had not long been dead, though there was no trace of her dismayed spirit in the immediate neighborhood and surprisingly little blood, given the state she was in. Sergeant Ma eyed him askance and said, "No, not yet. Forensics is trying to get a positive ID on her now. And you shouldn't be smoking those. They're bad for your health." "My dear sergeant, in case it had escaped your attention, I am already dead. In a manner of speaking, of course,

You surely can't seriously think they'll let you anywhere near drugs or prostitution, not given that Hell's vice squad is responsible for most of it?" The demon had bridled. "I'm not unremittingly evil—and me saying that just goes to show that I'm not a typical demon. I have feelings, too. I have a conscience. I helped you save the world, didn't I?" Chen, though conceding that there was a measure of truth in this, had remained resolute. "I don't think you're unremittingly evil," he said. "I

"The further we're away from that place, the better." "Where are we going?" Inari asked again, but he did not answer. Taking her firmly by the hand, he led her across the vast square and into the maze of streets. Soon they were out of the Old Quarter where all the Ministries lay. They hurried past shops selling poisons and lies and secrets: all the traditional wares of Hell, just as it had been for thousands of years, and Inari suppressed a pang. She had missed this world, in a way, and it hurt

worrying. He could hear music in the background: something quick and foreign. Inari laughed. "No, of course not. I took the teakettle with me. Don't worry, Wei." "Well," Chen said. "I'll be home as soon as I can. Look after yourself." "You, too," Inari said, and rang off. Chen stepped back through the door of the parlor. There was a rustle behind the door as something grabbed him by the throat and tipped him neatly onto the carpet. Chen found himself staring up into the furnace gaze of Mrs

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