PI Lydia Chin and her partner Bill Smith have a most unusual case. Grandfather Gao, an old family friend of Lydias, has hired them to go to Hong Kong and deliver a piece of jade to a young boy, Harry Wei. The Weis are also connected with Lydias family.

Hong Kong proves to be a fascinating city and both Lydia and Bill would like to spend more time there. They get their wish but not in a way they imagined. When they go to deliver the jade, they discover that Harry has vanished. As the family begins to panic, a ransom demand comes inyoung Harry has been kidnapped. Lydia and Bills investigation hurls them through the bustling streets of Hong Kong and exposes many family secrets.

REFLECTING THE SKY is a powerful, exciting story and readers gain new insight into Lydias life, although her relationship with Bill Smith is still enigmatic. (Jan., 304 pp., $6.50) Hardcover published February 2001.

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg