Jack Yu est muté à Chinatown, quartier où il a grandi. Dans un secteur à 99% chinois, 99% des flics sont blancs. Jack Yu est donc le "chinois de service", le seul capable de comprendre les mentalités des habitants, dans un secteur où, par principe, on n'aime pas les flics. Lorsqu'une fillette de dix ans est violée dans une cage d'escalier, on préfère faire appel à la communauté, pas aux diables blancs. Oncle Quatre, figure de la communauté chinoise et patron des Hip Chings, un gang d'origine hong-kongaise, est descendu froidement. Traditions, misère, justice parallèle, guerre des gangs, jeux d'argent ... une immersion au coeur de Chinatown.
Jack Yu est un des rares officiers de police d'origine asiatique au sein du NYPD. Il a été récemment promu et a rejoint le commissariat de la 9ème circonscription, au nord-est de Chinatown, qui couvre East Village, Loisaida, NoHo, Alphabet City et Tompkins Square. A priori, la 9ème n'est pas plus calme ni moins violente que Chinatown, mais au moins, Jack n'y est pas tiraillé entre appartenance ethnique et respect de la loi. Pourtant, c'est bien Chinatown qui pulse dans ses veines et qui va l'aspirer de nouveau. Il ne peut rester indifférent à l'appel à l'aide des familles de victimes d'homicides d'origine chinoise qui se sentent si peu prises au sérieux par la police new-yorkaise. Suicides, passages à tabac, morts violentes, ou encore victimes de la cupidité des trafiquants d'êtres humains et des triades hong-kongaises qui règnent sur Chinatown : l'éventail est large et la tension forte pour Jack Yu...
The Wire version sino-américaine, une immersion en slow motion au coeur de Chinatown, des clandestins, des paris truqués, des circuits de contrebande et des gangs.
Detective Jack Yu is assigned to the Chinatown precinct as the only officer of Chinese descent. He investigates a series of attacks on children and a missing mistress, shifting between the world of street thugs and gangs and the Chinatown of the rich and powerful.
When Detective Jack Yu is transferred to New York’s Chinatown, he isn’t ready to face the changes in his old neighborhood. His childhood friends are now hardened gangsters, his father is dying, and he is constantly reminded of this teenage blood brother, murdered in front of him years before.
Then community leader and tong boss Uncle Four is gunned down and his mistress goes missing. But unlike the rest of the culturally clueless police department, Jack knows his district’s gritty secrets. He will have to draw on his knowledge in order to catch this killer in a crime-ridden precinct where brotherhoods are just as likely to distribute charity as mete out vigilante justice.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
A rollercoaster ride with NYPD Detective Jack Yu, illuminating the underground world of Chinatown gambling, smuggling, and protection
Jack Yu is one of the few ethnically Chinese officers in the NYPD. Now Jack has been promoted out of the Chinatown Precinct. With multiple murders occurring within days of his transfer, the Ninth Precinct isn’t less violent, per se, but at least Jack doesn’t know most of the perps. When a bloody shootout goes down in Chinatown though, the upper echelons of the NYPD reach out to him for help squelching the escalating gang violence, and Jack learns he cannot get away from Chinatown’s criminals--his old friends--for long.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Detective Jack Yu returns in a pulse-pounding fifth investigation in New York's Chinatown
Chinatown gang leader “Lucky” Louie was shot outside of a Chinatown off-track betting establishment on the thirteenth of January, and lay in a coma for 88 days, waking on Easter Sunday. The number 88 is a double-helix, double-lucky Chinese number; religion and superstition all lean Lucky’s way.
But Detective Jack Yu, Lucky’s boyhood blood brother, fears his friend’s luck is about to run out. When Lucky embarks on a complex and daring series of crimes against the Chinatown criminal underground, Jack races to stop him before his enemies do so--permanently.
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