Year of the Dog is the second book in this hardboiled police detective series featuring NYPD detective Jack Yu. The book is set in New York's Chinatown and provides a tremendous insight into the subculture of the Chinese-American community. While the crimes are very much typical of what you might find in the big city, the connecting factor is that the Chinese community is involved and this is where Jack Yu's expertise comes in. it is hard-bitten and violent but the cultural difference gives it an added appeal.
Title: Year of the Dog
Author: Henry Chang
Pages: 240 pp
Published Date: 2008
Publisher: Soho Crime
Main Characters: Detective Jack Yu
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This book is the second book in the Jack Yu series, the next book to look for is Red jade. Start the series off by reading Chinatown Beat.
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