The Limehouse Text

The Limehouse Text

A Novel

Book - 2006 | Touchstone ed.
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Baker & Taylor
Discovering a pawn ticket that leads them to London's Chinatown district, Victorian enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, retrieve a seemingly innocuous book that turns out be a rare stolen text containing martial arts secrets that are forbidden to the West.

Baker
& Taylor

Discovering a pawn ticket that leads them to London's Chinatown district, Victorian enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, retrieve a seemingly innocuous book that turns out be a rare stolen text containing martial arts secrets that are forbidden to the West. Simultanous. 40,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
In The Limehouse Text, Barker and Llewelyn discover a pawn ticket among the effects of Barker's late assistant, leading them to London's Chinese district, Limehouse. There they retrieve an innocent-looking book that proves to be a rare and secret text stolen from a Nanking monastery, containing lethal martial arts techniques forbidden to the West. With the political situation between the British Empire and Imperial China already unstable, the duo must not only track down a killer intent upon gaining the secret knowledge but also safeguard the text from a snarl of suspects with conflicting interests.

Prowling through an underworld of opium dens, back-room blood sports, and sailors' penny hangs while avoiding the wrath of the district's powerful warlord, Mr. K'ing, Barker and Llewelyn take readers on a perilous tour through the mean streets of turn-of-the-century London.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2006.
Edition: Touchstone ed.
ISBN: 9780743273350
0743273354
9780743273343
0743273346
Characteristics: 337 p. ; 21 cm.

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Victorian London, a secret book, and a nod towards Sherlock Holmes - I'm in.


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