Book Review: When The Fox Dies Even The Rabbit Weeps by Edgar Bailitis

When the Fox Dies Even the Rabbit WeepsA Chicago homicide detective searching for a kidnapped young girl in 1930 colonial Shanghai unearths an unlikely international conspiracy…

For disillusioned Detective Jake Puccini, the shortest distance between a cop and a crime is never a straight line. In order to find the young girl in his last few days of an enforced police exchange program in China, Jake must first reevaluate a stagnant multiple murder case he thinks he’s leaving behind. He must also determine for Police Commissioner Gibbons why a high profile councilman, who allegedly committed suicide, was shot post mortem.

Even more puzzling, Jake must determine how communist organizer Kang Sheng, in Masquerade and wanted by Gibbons, appears to know his every move.

As Jake delves into three seemingly disparate events, he’s unwittingly drawn into a precarious John Le Carre-esque cloak-and-dagger game by both Gibbons and Kang, discovering that virtually everybody he knows is not who they appear to be.

‘When The Fox Dies Even The Rabbit Weeps’ is a crime thriller of novel proportions inspired by historical facts and actual characters.

Rating: 9.0/10.0

Review: This book was somewhat of a mystery to me when I first picked it up. The title alone intrigued me to want to read it. The characters are really well written, and are full of depth. The biggest thing I liked about it though, was the fact that the title makes complete sense once you read the book. Even though the title makes you think, “What does that mean?” when you first see it, the entire story unfolds itself to show what the title meant. I also felt that the dialogue felt real, which is hard to do for some authors. I’d be interested in reading more from author Edgar Bailitis, as this book was very well done. I’d recommend this book to any thriller fan.

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