Author: Cara Black
Original language: English
Aim?e Leduc is happy her long-time business partner Ren? has found a girlfriend. Really, she is. It’s not her fault if she can’t suppress her doubts about the relationship; Ren? is moving way too fast, and Aim?e’s instincts tell her Meizi, this supposed love of Ren?’s life, isn’t trustworthy. And her misgivings may not be far off the mark: Meizi disappears during a Chinatown dinner to take a phone call and never comes back to the restaurant. Minutes later, the body of a young man, a science prodigy and volunteer at the nearby Mus?e, is found shrink-wrapped in an alleyway–with Meizi’s photo in his wallet.
Aim?e does not like this scenario one bit, but she can’t figure out how the murder is connected to Meizi’s disappearance. The dead genius was sitting on a discovery that has France’s secret service keeping tabs on him. Now they’re keeping tabs on Aim?e. A missing young woman, an illegal immigrant raid in progress,…