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Driving home after being kicked out of college, Tucker meets and picks up the mysterious Corinne Chang at a rest stop. Infatuated, and with nothing better to do, he ends up with her in St. Louis, where he gets a job as a chef in a Chinese restaurant. Even though he’s a gwai lo—a foreign devil—his cooking skills impress the Chinese patrons of the restaurant, and his wooing skills impress Corinne when she joins him there as a waitress. But when Chinese gangsters show up demanding diamonds they believe Tucker’s kind-of, sort-of, don’t-call-her-a-girlfriend stole, he and his friends—which luckily include a couple of FBI agents—have to figure out just who is gunning for Corinne and how to stop them. Good thing Tucker is a Mandarin-speaking martial arts master who isn’t afraid to throw the first punch.

With its one-of-a-kind hero, Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves is perfect for anyone who loves cooking, Chinese culture, bad jokes, and young love. Diamonds are forever . . . unless Chinese mobsters decide they want them back.

©2013 Dave Lowry (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • 08-11-18

Enjoyable read

If you have read any of Lowry Sensei’s nonfiction you know that his research and knowledge runs deep. In this book we find that Sensei can also forge a fun and worthy plot line. Highly recommend this book for something enjoyable to read that contrasts many current novels.

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  • 14-01-16

Great story

Loved the narrator of this book. Great story, like the humor and full of action.

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  • hll55
  • 12-03-15

Fun, Fun, Fun

After listening to To Kill A Mockingbird I needed something different and fun. Something to divert more than inspire. Chinese Cooking ... was the perfect choice. A good story with well defined characters, good recipes

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