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S.T.E.P.

Set in the near future, governments are using big data to better manage day-to-day bureaucratic problems. Enter a criminal’s data into the SABOTAGE system for example, and it will tell you their likelihood of reoffending. But is that all the government is using big data for? With this as their theme, the four linked crime stories in this collection take the genre to the future and with a new twist.

A Japanese gang leader leaves prison and much to the surprise of the authorities, he gets pulled right back into criminal activity. Has something gone wrong with their SABOTAGE system? A lower level officer of the Ministry of Justice and a detective famed for being able to crack any case within five days are investigating. But as they start to get closer to the truth, a body is discovered…

Mixing science fiction and the gritty realism of the best of the crime genre, these stories are like four speeding bullets fired by two of the Chinese-speaking world’s most original mystery writers.

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Category: Science Fiction, Mystery
Publisher: Crown
Date: 2015/3
Pages: 336
Length: 170,000 characters

(approx. 110,000 words in English)

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Grace Chang (Books from Taiwan)

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