Jan-Philipp Sendker lives in Berlin with his family. He was the American correspondent for Stern from 1990 to 1995, and its Asian correspondent from 1995 to 1999. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, his first novel, was an international bestseller, and he's the author of A Well-Tempered Heart, Whispering Shadows and its sequel Dragon Games. He is currently at work on the third novel set in Hong Kong.
'An absorbing mystery set in a Hong Kong tourists only glimpse - the dark underside of a money-making beehive trying to find its place in a cynically corrupt new China. Vivid and knowing' - Joseph Kanon, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Berlin 'A stunning mystery in which a twisted murder investigation pulls back the curtain on a country whose culture and history have been shaped as much by Western capitalism as its own communism. Whispering Shadows is a thoughtful, moving, and profoundly revelatory read' - Attica Locke, author of Black Water Rising, a finalist for the Orange Prize and Los Angeles Times Book Awards; 'If you loved The Art of Hearing Heartbeats and/or A Well-Tempered Heart - you will not be disappointed by this one. And if you didn't, this might tempt you to look again at someone who is fast becoming one of my favourite modern authors', '*****' - Bookbag