White Ginger #2020

White Ginger By Thatcher Robinson White Ginger Armed with Buddhist philosophy and wicked knife skills Bai Jiang works at being a better person by following her conscience while struggling with what she likes to think of as aggressive assertivene
  • Title: White Ginger
  • Author: Thatcher Robinson
  • ISBN: 9781616148171
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • White Ginger By Thatcher Robinson Armed with Buddhist philosophy and wicked knife skills, Bai Jiang works at being a better person by following her conscience, while struggling with what she likes to think of as aggressive assertiveness When a girl goes missing in San Francisco s Chinatown, Bai is called upon as a souxun, a people finder, to track down the lost girl The trail leads to wannabe gangsters,Armed with Buddhist philosophy and wicked knife skills, Bai Jiang works at being a better person by following her conscience, while struggling with what she likes to think of as aggressive assertiveness When a girl goes missing in San Francisco s Chinatown, Bai is called upon as a souxun, a people finder, to track down the lost girl The trail leads to wannabe gangsters, flesh peddlers, and eventually to those who have marked Bai for death.Enlisting the aid of her closest friend and partner, Lee a sophisticated gay man who protects her, mostly from herself and Jason a triad assassin and the father of her daughter they follow the girl across the Bay and across the country Bai confronts paid assassins and triad hatchet men, only to find that being true to her beliefs as a Buddhist and staying alive are often at odds At the same time, fighting a faceless enemy who seems committed to having her killed fills her with anger and fear that sometimes turns into a burning rage with deadly consequences.
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    1. White Ginger the Chinese name for Bai Jiang, a souxun or finder of lost people She is also a fascinatingly complex woman with family ties to a Hong Kong triad operating out of San Francisco s Chinatown With her mostly Chinese American allies, she attempts to locate and save a teenage girl sold into the international sex trade Complications ensue and everything quickly goes sideways in what develops into a quite original plot line Originality is what made this brilliant debut novel so appealing t [...]


    2. Synopsis blurb.Fierce loyalties, staunch compassion, and a weakness for strays lead Bai Jiang San Francisco s best known souxun, or people finder into violent conflicts that test her pacifist beliefs in the brutal world she lives in.Armed with Buddhist philosophy and wicked knife skills, Bai Jiang works at being a better person by following her conscience, while struggling with what she likes to think of as aggressive assertiveness When a girl goes missing in San Francisco s Chinatown, Bai is ca [...]


    3. I was excited to get this book as part of the First Reads program, because Seventh Street Books is turning out such interesting stuff No question, WHITE GINGER is interesting noirish, funny in an offbeat way, with a great protagonist Bai Jiang is a bit of a Lisbeth Salander type female superhero She comes from an outside the law background and possesses an otherworldly assortment of skills, ranging from knifeplay to real estate The plot is cool or should I say the two plots l enjoyed the way Rob [...]


    4. As I started this novel, whose main character is Bai Jiang, a souxun located in San Francisco, I could not help but compare her with Lydia Chin, of the Lydia Chin and Bill Smith detective series, located in New York City, by S J Rozan The comparison is remarkable in its presence of total opposites, in terms of an individual s adaptation to American culture while remaining surrounded by Chinese American culture Could it be in the West coast s relative proximity to the Orient there is a stronger i [...]


    5. Review published in print edition of Library Journal on 10 1 13.Library Journal10 01 2013Bai Jiang is a souxon, a people finder, working in San Francisco s Chinatown Raised within the brutal world of the triad Chinese organized crime , she is uniquely situated to help those in need in this secretive and brutal culture A practicing Buddhist with a lethal fighting style, our heroine is an intriguing contradiction This mystery opens with Bai and her partner Lee accepting an assignment to rescue a y [...]


    6. One of the things I like best about this book is the chapter titles Each one seems straight out of Charlie Chan this is a compliment and each is cleverly worked into it s chapter s conversations Another thing I like is the characters For instance there is main character Bia, a relatively peace loving souxum finder of people with a triad family background she wants nothing to do with And there is Jason, Bia s ex husband and one of a number of violent characters who beneath their coldbloodedness a [...]


    7. Pretty good, although the protagonist seems conflicted about herself and how she perceives her world The I am a Buddhist and therefore a pacifist approach doesn t not work for her However, I can appreciate that she wants that balance given the life she was born into I like the book and the protagonist both are interesting The proverbs are spot on and the writing is humorous despite the serious social topics highlighted Stylish Hope he writes another one with White Ginger.


    8. I won this book in a firstread drawing.This book features souxun, or people finder, Bai Jiang.She starts out looking for a young girl sold into prostitution, then finds herself into ever deeper trouble.Every chapter starts with a Chinese proverb, that is illustrated within the chapter itself.On the whole, the thing reads like a 1970s era Men s Adventure novel updated for the 21 century quite a satisfying read.


    9. This was an amazing book It was fun to read considering it was about death, abuse, criminal enterprises and generally rotten goings on It was unusual, enjoyable and absorbing The characters were compelling I got a little goosebumpy because I felt that I was reading something special


    10. A gripping plot, lovely scene setting, and intriguing characters Some of the plot twists may be topical e.g the Martinez family as referents for the Calderons , but the dramatic tension is durable Very much looking forward to the next installment.



    11. A Chinese female detective named Bai Chiang literal translation White Ginger is asked to track down a young Chinese girl sold into sexual slavery by her brother, who does so in order to join a gang Bai needs the help of her ex, a brutal contract killer for the Chinese mafia with whom she has intense sexual chemistry The plot line was decent, and some of the characters were actually fleshed out while others were mere char, but the writing needed some tough love People would leave the room, and th [...]


    12. Bai Jiang is a souxun, a people finder or tracer of missing persons Wealthy in her on right, Bai s godfather is head of the San Francisco Chinatown triad, and she is the ex wife of a high ranking enforcer she is closely connected, though not a part of the criminal organization.When a young Chinese girl comes to Bai, asking her to find her friend, who has been sold into the flesh market, Bai and her partner, Lee Li take the case Almost on the heels of their initial investigation, she gets a call [...]


    13. White Ginger is a quick and mostly satisfying read The pace is excellent with little to no drag There is a decent amount of action and intrigue with just enough character development to make me care about the major players I liked the protagonist and I really appreciate the balance between her decisive action and her recognition of its emotional toll I like that there is some moral complexity The characters wrestle with big questions, and don t often find clear answers, but it seems true to the [...]


    14. This is a good, fast read, in the best sense of those words In the beginning, I was worried that the protagonist would be a a clich a sort of Asian Lisbeth Salander without the abusive background I was pleased to be wrong Bai is an interesting character, and her interactions with her gay sidekick, Lee, and ex husband, Jason, crackle with subtle wit and real feeling The action moves along at a brisk pace and the author s fondness for his material is very evident I often felt like I was being invi [...]


    15. Bai Jiang is a souxun people finder in San Francisco s Chinatown She has an affinity for strays and decides to find Jai, a 15 year old who has disappeared from her family The trail leads deeply into triad politics, something Bai tries very hard to stay out of since her grandfather was head of a the Sun Ye On triad She is a known associate, which earns her a spot on the FBI s watch list And when her friend and lawyer, Benny, turns up missing and two assassination attempts fail, Bai has to enlist [...]


    16. I am very conflicted about this book I both loved it and hated it really I loved the locale, the protagonist, the culture, the secondary characters, but it was a very violent book gang violence, which tends to be vengeance oriented violence I felt a bit less removed from it than I would the brutal, sick, random, personal, violence for the sake of violence stuff I think Maybe I should have given it a 3 A 1 for the violence and a5 for the characters, etc It s the first in a new series We ll see wh [...]


    17. I quite enjoyed this book, having started with the second one in the series, and then going back It did set some of the beginning stage for the series While I suspect each book can stand alone, it is richer reading and enjoyment if you start at the beginning I can see this series being an interesting companion alternate to the Ava Lee mysteries There are similarities, although significant differences in the protagonist heroine I look forward to reading in this series with Bai Jaing and her vari [...]


    18. Better than anticipatedI enjoyed this book than I thought I would so I m going for the 4 stars It kept my interest the entire time and it went places I didn t predict I thought the internal struggle within Bai made her an empathetic character and someone I enjoyed rooting for I also enjoyed how she s a total bad ass and family oriented at the same time I definitely want to read about her and her story as it continues.


    19. The writing style is very, very immature, however I was able to finish the book easily, without feeling like it was a painful slog The story read like a movie version of life rather than the reality of life, crime, and law enforcement Everyone is a characiture that feels like a teenager s image of what they must really be like, and a lot of youthful revenge fantasies are not so subtley inserted throught the story Not to my taste, but I m sure it will suit some.


    20. This was actually an advance reader s copy I picked up from a friend It was an enjoyable way to spend a rainy weekend The character Bai is rather different from many other female PIs, cops, agents, etc I think most readers will like her The story itself was a little weak, but she makes up for it One bit of warning There is a young girl that was severely beaten in the book The description is pretty graphic, so if kids in danger makes you squeamish, this may not be the book for you.


    21. A warning, this is a very violent mystery That being said, it is very enjoyable and well written The main character is admirable in part because she is flawed I plan on reading the next one as soon as possible Readers that enjoy a strong female lead, Asian American culture, and a strong story line will enjoy this.


    22. A fast moving mystery set in San Francisco s Chinatown and among personalities of the triads of crime in residence there A great, strong female protagonist, Bai is strong yet flawed investigator who has to figure out who is trying to murder her.


    23. This has some good ideas but, as a first novel, the execution is uneven and amateurish Shame really With better editorial input, this could have been really good.opionator.wordpress 2013 0


    24. Solid first book, had some plot twists I did not see coming, and kept me engaged through the whole book Look forward to this becoming a series I stumbled onto this book and BN too bad it was not marketed better.



    25. Fun and witty thriller with the main character being a wealthy daughter granddaughter of Chinatown Triad members.


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