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White Ginger

Author: Thatcher Robinson
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fierce loyalties, staunch compassion, and a weakness for strays lead Bai Jiang--San Francisco's best known 'souxun, ' or people finder--into violent conflicts that test her pacifist beliefs in the brutal world she lives in. Armed with Buddhist philosophy and wicked knife skills, Bai Jiang works at being a better person by following her conscience, while struggling with what she likes to think of as 'aggressive
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thatcher Robinson
ISBN: 9781616148171 1616148179
OCLC Number: 826076703
Description: 293 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Thatcher Robinson.

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"Fierce loyalties, staunch compassion, and a weakness for strays lead Bai Jiang--San Francisco's best known 'souxun, ' or people finder--into violent conflicts that test her pacifist beliefs in the brutal world she lives in. Armed with Buddhist philosophy and wicked knife skills, Bai Jiang works at being a better person by following her conscience, while struggling with what she likes to think of as 'aggressive assertiveness.' When a girl goes missing in San Francisco's Chinatown, Bai is called upon as a 'souxun, ' a people finder, to track down the lost girl. The trail leads to wannabe gangsters, flesh peddlers, and eventually to those who have marked Bai for death. Enlisting the aid of her closest friend and partner, Lee--a sophisticated gay man who protects her, mostly from herself--and Jason--a triad assassin and the father of her daughter--they follow the girl across the Bay and across the country. Bai confronts paid assassins and triad hatchet men, only to find that being true to her beliefs as a Buddhist and staying alive are often at odds. At the same time, fighting a faceless enemy who seems committed to having her killed fills her with anger and fear that sometimes turns into a burning rage with deadly consequences."--

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