A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel

A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel

Murder, Money, and An Epic Power Struggle in China

eBook - 2013
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The downfall of Bo Xilai in China was more than a darkly thrilling mystery. It revealed a cataclysmic internal power struggle between Communist Party factions, one that reached all the way to China's new president Xi Jinping.The scandalous story of the corruption of the Bo Xilai family?the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood; Bo's secret lovers; the secret maneuverings of Bo's supporters; the hasty trial and sentencing of Gu Kailai, Bo's wife?was just the first rumble of a seismic power struggle that continues to rock the very foundation of China's all-powerful Communist Pa.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2013.
ISBN: 9781610392747
1610392744
Characteristics: 1 online resource (539 p.)
Additional Contributors: Huang, Wenguang
Contents: The Girl ButcherA Death at the Lucky Holiday Hotel; The Non-Trial of the Century; Legal Experts Ask: Did Gu Kailai Kill Neil Heywood?; An Insidious Man; From China with Love; Poisonous Water; PART IV: The Victor Is King and the Loser a Bandit; The Resilient Loser: China's Security Czar; The Billionaire Loser: Bo Xilai's Secret Wallet; The Unexpected Loser: "People's Premier" or the "King of Showbiz"?; Hu Is a Loser: The President and his Chief of Staff; The Ultimate Loser: "We'll Never Allow him to Walk Out Alive"; The Backstage Winner: Long Live the King Father
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Authors' Note; Cast of Characters; Prologue; PART I: The Fate of a Kuli; The Stranger's Phone Call; The Unexpected Visitor; "The Iron Blooded Police Spirit"; "Professor Wang Lijun"; The Slap in the Face; US Consulate Under Siege; "Inviting the Gentleman to the Urn"; PART II: The Princelings; Sitting Tight on the Fishing Boat; "Hello, Dear, It's Your Wife Calling"; The Red Concentration Camp; The Princelings; "The City of Double Happiness"; The Final Push; The Dismissal; Like Father, Like Son; Secret Investigation; PART III: Poisonous Water
Summary: The downfall of Bo Xilai in China was more than a darkly thrilling mystery. It revealed a cataclysmic internal power struggle between Communist Party factions, one that reached all the way to China's new president Xi Jinping.The scandalous story of the corruption of the Bo Xilai family?the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood; Bo's secret lovers; the secret maneuverings of Bo's supporters; the hasty trial and sentencing of Gu Kailai, Bo's wife?was just the first rumble of a seismic power struggle that continues to rock the very foundation of China's all-powerful Communist Pa.

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