Friday, January 23, 2015

Last Days in Shanghai

Schemes. Casey Walker’s debut novel, Last Days in Shanghai, could have gone off the rails at many different places. Walker’s great skill kept me suspending disbelief, staying interested in protagonist Luke Slade, and being regularly amused by the complicated schemes at play as the plot progressed. The ingredients Walker mixes include a congressional junket, Chinese construction projects, corruption, sex and alcohol. Luke faces issues of identity and morality, and by the time the novel ends, I was prepared for the decisions Luke makes. Readers willing to try out a debut novelist should consider reading this novel. I was well-entertained. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Last Days in Shanghai from

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