By Qiu Xiaolong
Leader Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police division is the pinnacle of the detailed Case workforce and is frequently installed cost of these circumstances which are thought of politically "sensitive" in view that, as a emerging occasion cadre, he's looked by means of many as reliable. But Inspector Chen, even though a poet by way of inclination and avocation, takes his task as a policeman very heavily, regardless of the pressures positioned upon him from inside and with no, and is unwilling to compromise his rules as a policeman in prefer of political expedience.
However, after the hot Minister of Public protection insists that Chen personally take on a 'special assignment', an research already begun through inner safeguard, he could not have the capacity to withstand these pressures. The occasion, more and more leery of foreign embarrassment, is gloomy approximately fresh books that position Mao in a nasty light. Now, Jiao, the granddaughter of an actress who used to be most likely considered one of Mao's mistresses - a lady suspected of being Mao's personal granddaughter - has lately hand over her activity, moved right into a luxurious house, and, with none noticeable technique of support, become an element of a brand new social set founded round the remnants of pre-Communist Shanghai society. What they fear is that, someway, she has inherited a few artifact or fabric relating to Mao that would, while made public, prove embarrassing. Even even though there is not any facts that such even exists, Chen has been charged to infiltrate her social circle, confirm if the scary fabric exists and, if it does, retrieve it quietly. And in merely a few days - simply because if he can't get to the bottom of this 'Mao case' in the cut-off date, the occasion will hotel to harsher, extra lethal potential.
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6. Aitken, R. , The Binary Stars, Dover Publications, New York, 1964, pp. 240-1. The account of Sirius extends from p. 237 to p. 241. 7. 'Multiplicity of the Sirius System,' art. cit. (see above, Note 2). 8. Mass Loss and Evolution in Close Binaries, Copenhagen University, 1970, pp. 190-4. ) 9. Op. cit. (Note 6 above). 10. Op. cit. (Note 3 above) Chapter 33. 11. See for instance the book Interstellar Communication, op. cit. (Note 1 above), an anthology with contributions from nineteen astronomers and scientists.
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The Sirius system is depicted on the chequered blanket called koso wala, 'coloured picture', consisting of ten sequences made up of some thirty rectangles coloured alternately indigo and white which symbolize, respectively, darkness and light, earth and sky, and, in Bambara mythology, Pemba and Faro. Scattered throughout there are twentythree rectangles with different patterns of small stripes placed in the direction of the thread, alternating the indigo, white and red. Twenty of them represent stars or constellations; the other three respectively represent the rainbow, hailstones and rain.
The Mao Case (Inspector Chen Cao, Book 6) by Qiu Xiaolong