For the Chinese, ancient jade was considered nearly sacred. But in today's underground market, the fabled green stone has a ready value in cold hard cash.
Enter Jeffrey Dean, rare-book dealer, ex-journalist and ex-CIA courier. When he's offered a chance to indulge his wanderlust on a ghostwriting assignment, he jumps at it---and lands in Singapore, almost before he knows what'a hit him.
Before he can brush off the jet lag, a chance encounter with a beautiful and beguiling U. S. Customs agent embroils him in a mysterious investigation into the source of illegal jade entering the United States. Soon Jeffrey is drawn into Singapore's underworld network, where no one is what he---or she---seems. Dean finds himself on a trial of crime green from jade and dollars---and red from the blood of those who died trying to get their hands on both.
This is #3 in A Jeffrey Dean Mystery series.