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  • ISBN: 9781665905602
  • ISBN: 1665905581
  • ISBN: 9781665905589
  • Physical Description: 511 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2022]

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Summary, etc.: It's 1931 in Shanghai, and the stage is set for a new decade of intrigue. Four years ago, Rosalind Lang was brought back from the brink of death, but the strange experiment that saved her also stopped her from sleeping and aging--and allows her to heal from any wound. In short, Rosalind cannot die. Now, desperate for redemption from her traitorous past, she uses her abilities as an assassin for her country. Code name: Fortune. But when the Japanese Imperial Army begins its invasion march, Rosalind's mission pivots. A series of murders is causing unrest in Shanghai, and the Japanese are under suspicion. Rosalind's new orders are to infiltrate foreign society and identify the culprits behind the terror plot before more of her people are killed. To reduce suspicion, however, she must pose as the wife of another Nationalist spy, Orion Hong, and though Rosalind finds Orion's cavalier attitude and playboy demeanor infuriating, she is willing to work with him for the greater good. But Orion has an agenda of his own, and Rosalind has secrets that she wants to keep buried. As they both attempt to unravel the conspiracy, the two spies soon find that there are deeper and more horrifying layers to this mystery than they ever imagined.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 October #2
    *Starred Review* Set in 1931 in the same world as Gong's These Violent Delights duology, this thrilling series opener pairs supernaturally enhanced assassin Rosalind Lang and Nationalist spy Orion Hong on a mission to stop the grisly murders causing unrest in Shanghai, which is already roiling with Nationalists and Communists engaged in civil war and a looming Japanese invasion. When the Nationalists connect the murders to Japanese-owned Seagreen Press, publisher of imperialist propaganda, Rosalind and Orion pose as newlyweds with domestic-assistant jobs to infiltrate the press. Working together doesn't come easy for serious, suspicious Rosalind, whose identity as the assassin Fortune she must keep secret from Orion. Orion, the son of a Nationalist general accused of treason, is fascinated by his enigmatic partner, but he too has secrets beneath his playful demeanor. Gong excels at creating a tense, paranoid atmosphere filled with false identities, uneasy alliances, and surprise betrayals. Both Rosalind and Orion are seeking redemption, and their hard-won trust and tentative romance is as compelling as the action-packed political intrigue. A large cast of characters adds dimension to the story, and additionally fuels some late-stage twists that will leave readers desperate for the next book. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Chloe Gong is the New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and its sequel, Our Violent Ends, as well as Foul Lady Fortune. She is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she double majored in English and international relations. Born in Shanghai and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Chloe is now located in New York pretending to be a real adult. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok under @TheChloeGong or check out her website at

Subject: Murder Juvenile fiction
Siblings Juvenile fiction
Nationalism Juvenile fiction
Communism Juvenile fiction
Assassins Juvenile fiction
Immorality Juvenile fiction
Marriage Juvenile fiction
Shanghai (China) History 20th century Juvenile fiction
China History 1928-1937 Juvenile fiction
Spies Fiction
Murder Fiction
Brothers and sisters Fiction
Nationalism Fiction
Communism Fiction
Shanghai (China) History 20th century Fiction
China History 1928-1937 Fiction
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Asia
Genre: Historical fiction.
Spy fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Fictional Work
Young adult fiction.

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