By Michael Walters
Set in a rustic suffering to return to phrases with the legacy of its previous and the promise of its destiny, The Shadow Walker is a gripping mystery that introduces Inspector Nergui of the Mongolian critical Crime squad.
As winter's first snow falls on Ulan Baatar, the mutilated physique of a British geologist is located within the city's most costly lodge, it appears the fourth sufferer of a serial killer. With political strain to resolve the crimes mounting, Negrui, ex-head of the intense Crime Squad, is ordered again to his former position, development an uneasy operating dating together with his successor and protégé, Doripalam, and with Drew McLeish, a senior British CID officer despatched out to aid the investigation.
But the murders continue--leading the officials during the disused factories of the decaying urban, out directly to the steppes between nomadic herdsmen and unlawful gold prospectors, and down into the barren landscapes of the Gobi. after which McLeish himself is kidnapped.
With political tensions mounting and time draining away, Nergui and Doripalam piece jointly a case that encompasses either own tragedy and shadowy advertisement pursuits in Mongolia's gigantic mineral and effort reserves. And, eventually, in a long-abandoned warehouse among the decaying Soviet-era factories of Ulan Baatar, Nergui comes nose to nose with the one determine who can convey the tale to its shattering end.
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