Book of the Week: ‘Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves’

Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves

Dave Lowry

2014, 278 pages

Fiction

 

Tucker is driving through northern New Hampshire when he meets the beautiful and mysterious Corinne Chang at a rest stop. He is instantly smitten, and determined to help her. After a short road trip they part ways. Tucker travels to St. Louis to stay with his friend Langston and work as a dishwasher in a Chinese restaurant. He quickly works his way up to a chef position there. But soon Corinne needs help and Tucker, who knows Mandarin and practices martial arts, comes to her rescue.

Tucker is an interesting hero – young, funny and confident in his skills. He has a lot of rules for life, and there’s a rule at the start of each chapter. He reminds me a little of Robert Parker’s Spenser.

Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend. But Tucker is the one you want beside you when mobsters come calling, looking for missing diamonds.

Robbin BaileyConcord Public Library

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Author: Insider Staff

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