United Kingdom: Penguin Books, 2015. China Library series. Paperback. New. 13 x 21 cm. 303 pp. Item #5472
Originally published in Chinese as Xue Zhi Zui by Renmin University Press, Beijing.
Set in the mid-nineties, Hanging Devils is a true-to-life story of cold-blooded murder and corruption from one of China's foremost legal experts.
Hong Jun, a recently-returned lawyer from the US, opens a practice in Beijing intent on helping ordinary people defend their rights. His very first case leads him to the hinterland of China's snowy northeast where the brutal killing of a local beauty took place ten years earlier. In his quest for justice, Hong Jun revisits the buried secrets of the recent past, and delves deep into the underbelly of the provincial police and court system in a case that proves to be anything but ordinary.