win a signed copy of one red bastard by ed lin

Heads up. One Red Bastard, the new novel by Ed Lin, will be released later this month. Set in 1976, this is third book in the Robert Chow mystery series, where things take an intriguing turn for the Chinatown detective.

To celebrate the release, we're giving away a couple of signed copies of the book. Read on for details down below on how to enter.

But first, here's a book trailer. Honestly, book trailers are kind of silly, so Ed and his wife Cindy Cheung made a silly book trailer. Take a look:

Here's a description of the book:
Tensions in America's relationship with China and Taiwan form the backdrop for Lin's compelling third mystery featuring Chinese-American Robert Chow of the NYPD (after 2010's Snakes Can't Run). By the fall of 1976, Chow has moved on from being the department's token to real policing, but his personal and professional lives collide when his journalist girlfriend, Lonnie, becomes the prime suspect in a case with potential international repercussions. Chen Xiaochuan, the official representative for Mao Tse-tung's daughter, who's seeking asylum in the States, is bludgeoned to death in a Chinatown park, and Lonnie is the last person known to have seen him after interviewing him for her newspaper. Possible motives can be found all over the political spectrum, complicating the investigation. Lin offers a vivid picture of an earlier Manhattan Chinatown than S.J. Rozan, whose fans are likely to warm to the street-savvy Chow, still coming to grips with the horrors of his Vietnam War tour of duty.
Want to read it? I think you do. Ed Lin is generously donating two prepublication galley copies of One Red Bastard -- autographed! -- to the awesome readers of this blog. If you're feeling lucky, here's how to enter:

First, follow @angryasianman on Twitter. Then tweet ths message: I want to win a signed copy of Ed Lin's One Red Bastard from @angryasianman! http://bit.ly/aam-edlin-orb #aamgiveaway. I'll pick two entries in a random drawing, and two lucky readers will get a signed copy of One Red Bastard.

Please, only one entry per person/Twitter account. Cheaters will be publicly shamed. The giveaway ends on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:59am PST. Winners will be announced on Twitter and will receive a Direct Message with further information. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Sorry, rest of the world.

For everybody else, One Red Bastard will be available on April 24. To prepare yourself, you should also read the previous Robert Chow mysteries This Is a Bust and Snakes Can't Run. And for more information on author Ed Lin, check out his website here.

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