Author(s): Geling Yan
Dan is an unemployed factory worker who learns to sneak into state-sponsored banquets so he can eat exquisite gourmet meals free of charge. But the secrets Dan overhears at these events eventually lead him down a twisted, intrigue-laden path. When he becomes privy to a scandal that runs from the depths of society up to its highest rungs, Dan must find a way to lay bare the corruption - without revealing the dangerous truth about himself. This is a thrilling rollercoaster ride through the new world of boomtown China. First published in the USA as The Banqueting Bug 2006.