Aimee Leduc's business partner, Rene Friant, has a new lady friend whom he wants to introduce -- a lady friend about whom he is very serious indeed. So, Aimee meets Rene, Meizi Wu (the lady friend) and her very strict parents at Chez Chun for dinner in one of Paris' four Chinatowns. During dinner, Meizi gets a phone call, runs out of the restaurant ... and disappears. Aimee follows her, only to find the dead body of a man -- a man who has Meizi's photo in his wallet.
So, once again Aimee's determination to stick to computer security goes out the window as she tries to find out more about the dead man and Meizi.
As is so often the case in these books, no one is quite what they seem Aimee once again winds up in the midst of problems involving human trafficking, high-level crime and corruption, and a medieval puzzle (yes, you read that correctly) with bearing on the modern day.
Once again, Cara Black got the "whodunnit" past me until the reveal, despite dangling the character in and out of the story many times.