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99 Ways to Die: Taipei Night Market Series, Book 3
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In Taipei, Taiwan, the kidnapping of a Mainlander billionaire throws national media into a tizzy—not least because of the famous victim's vitriolic anti-immigration politics.

Jing-nan has known Peggy Lee, a bullying frenemy who runs her family's huge corporation, since high school. Peggy's father has been kidnapped, and the ransom the kidnappers are demanding is not money but IP: a high-tech memory chip that they want to sell in China.

Jing-nan feels sorry for Peggy until she starts blackmailing him into helping out. Peggy is worried the kidnappers' deadline will pass before the police are able to track down the chip. But when the reluctant Jingnan tries to help, he finds himself deeper and deeper in trouble with some very unsavory characters—the most unsavory of whom might be the victim himself.
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Ed Lin. (2018). 99 Ways to Die: Taipei Night Market Series, Book 3. Soho Press.

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In Taipei, Taiwan, the kidnapping of a Mainlander billionaire throws national media into a tizzy—not least because of the famous victim's vitriolic anti-immigration politics.

Jing-nan has known Peggy Lee, a bullying frenemy who runs her family's huge corporation, since high school. Peggy's father has been kidnapped, and the ransom the kidnappers are demanding is not money but IP: a high-tech memory chip that they want to sell in China.

Jing-nan feels sorry for Peggy until she starts blackmailing him into helping out. Peggy is worried the kidnappers' deadline will pass before the police are able to track down the chip. But when the reluctant Jingnan tries to help, he finds himself deeper and deeper in trouble with some very unsavory characters—the most unsavory of whom might be the victim himself.
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        Starred review from August 27, 2018
        At the start of Lin’s stellar third Taipei Night Market novel (after 2016’s Incensed), Jing-nan Chen, who “makes the best skewers and stews in the Shilin Night Market,” receives a distress call from high school classmate Peggy Lee. Peggy’s wealthy businessman father, Tommy Lee Tong-ming, “who controlled some of the most powerful tax-dodging entities in Taiwan” and is also Jing-nan’s landlord in the market, has been brazenly kidnapped at a banquet. Since a police escort was present, the Taipei PD is desperate to keep their embarrassing security lapse private. Peggy asks Jing-nan to get involved after the kidnappers demand the design for a “power-efficient mobile chip” that they insist is in her father’s files, despite her ignorance of its existence. Jing-nan reluctantly agrees to reach out to a relative with underworld connections as well as to his girlfriend’s former lover, a tech executive imprisoned for bribery who might know the design’s location. Jing-nan has three days to come up with results before the kidnappers’ deadline expires. Lin effortlessly blends humor, plausible plot twists, and the politics and economics of contemporary Taiwan. Agent: Kirby Kim, Janklow & Nesbit.

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        October 1, 2018
        A tearful telephone call from a former classmate asking for help gets Chen Jing-nan's attention. Especially since the caller is Peggy Lee, daughter of Tommy Lee, one of the wealthiest men in Taiwan (where he's popularly known as Tong-tong), who has been kidnapped along with one of his employees. Tong-tong also owns Taipei's Shilin Night Market, where Jing-nan runs his food stall, Unknown Pleasures. When the kidnappers ask not for a ransom but for the plan for a power-efficient memory chip, Jing-nan is tasked with requesting the plan from the man presumed to own it, imprisoned Ah-tien, the former sugar daddy of Jing-nan's girlfriend, Nancy. But Ah-tien won't talk until he gets a new trial; time is running out until Frankie, the oldest of Jing-nan's stall employees, makes a critical observation. Even when life is threatened, Lin displays a humorous touch in this third entry in the Taipei Night Market series as he comments on Taiwanese society, food, and immigration, an issue everywhere. Top-notch international crime fiction that will have readers dreaming of a visit to the Taipei market.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2018, American Library Association.)

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Jing-nan feels sorry for Peggy until she starts blackmailing him into helping out. Peggy is worried the kidnappers' deadline will pass before the police are able to track down the chip. But when the reluctant Jingnan tries to help, he finds himself deeper and deeper in trouble with some very unsavory characters—the most unsavory of whom might be the victim himself.
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