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  • Laurence Westwood
  • The Balance of Heaven and Earth: A Magistrate Zhu Mystery 
     

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    Lieferstatus:   i.d.R. innert 14-24 Tagen versandfertig
    Genre:  Romane, Erzählungen, Gedichte 
     
    China; Historical / FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
    ISBN:  9781916456914 
    EAN-Code: 
    9781916456914 
    Verlag:  Shikra Press Limited 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 229 mm / B 152 mm / D 15 mm 
    Gewicht:  418 gr 
    Seiten:  286 
    Zus. Info:  Paperback 
    Bewertung: Titel bewerten / Meinung schreiben
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    I have been unable to write a judgement that does not seem to offend my conscience, or indeed Heaven, in some manner. Because I do not wish to influence your thinking unduly, I have destroyed all my personal papers and notes in regard to this dispute, preferring you to start afresh. Forgive me for this. All I ask is that you consider and examine Jade Moon most carefully before coming to a decision. I find her fascinating and unsettling in equal measure, and fear the consequences of a wrongful judgement. I will say no more.

    My sincerest best wishes to you and your family,

    Magistrate Qian
    Fifth District, Chengdu Prefecture
    1st day of the 2nd Moon, 1085


    So ends the letter of welcome (and of warning) to Magistrate Zhu, newly arrived in the remote border town of Tranquil Mountain. He has travelled far from his extensive family estates on the outskirts of Kaifeng - the glorious Song Dynasty capital - hoping to find atonement for past mistakes.

    Yet he quickly discovers that Tranquil Mountain is anything but tranquil. The town is beset with simmering tensions since the death of his predecessor. Before Magistrate Zhu even has time to accustom himself to his inexperienced and wayward constabulary and the lowliness of his new surroundings, there is a mysterious murder, rumours of ghosts and blood-thirsty bandits out on the streets, and a disturbing kidnapping to solve - as well as the tragic and tangled legal circumstances of the local heroine Jade Moon to unravel.

    For the balance of Heaven and Earth to be maintained, and to prevent catastrophe coming to Tranquil Mountain, Magistrate Zhu is well aware that not a single injustice can be allowed to stand. As he struggles to reach the correct judgements, he realises he has no choice but to offer up his career and perhaps even his own life for the greater good. And, in so doing, he discovers that as Jade Moon's fate rests in his hands, so his fate ultimately rests in hers.

      



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