This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Chief Inspector Chen Cao - This main character is the lead investigator in the murder case that forms the central plot of the book.
Detective Yu Guangming - This police officer's primary goals are to rise above his father's achievements in the police force and to provide for his family. He is not politically savvy, and sometimes too confrontational with supervisors.
Wang Feng - This young journalist is separated from her spouse and has formed a flirtatious friendship with the main character.
Guan Hongying - This character is the murder victim...
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