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Black Holes
Black Holes

Black Holes

Hong Jun Investigates


336 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: April 2016

ISBN 9780143800033

Rights: US & CA

Penguin Books China (Apr 2016)
Viking China

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The follow-up to Hanging Devils, one of the Guardian's top 10 Asian crime novels

When Xia Zhe, an ambitious trader at a state-owned securities company, is indicted for corporate fraud, lawyer Hong Jun takes on the case at the request of the young man's father. But as the trial date looms, it becomes clear that this case of avarice and ill-gotten gains is far from black and white. Hong Jun discovers a web of family secrets and hidden motives leading back to the turbulence of the Cultural Revolution. What he doesn't count on is that, in dredging up these long-dormant histories, he must face the shadows of his own past to get to the truth.

Author Biography

He Jiahong is one of China's leading experts on criminal evidence, evidential investigation and criminal procedure. He obtained his doctorate in judicial science from Northwestern University in Illinois and is a law professor at the People's University in Beijing. He also presents legal programs on Chinese national television. He works extensively to promote anti-corruption and efforts such as The Innocence Project and has published widely on the subject of criminal law.