by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Cover Artist: Jon Foster
Review by Colleen Cahill
Night Shade Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781597800785
Date: 15 May 2007 List Price $14.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Fixing one's mistakes is not an uncommon theme in literature. In science fiction, time travel is the most often method used, but fantasy literature offers other possibilities. In Jon Courtenay Grimwood's 9Tail Fox, a Sergeant in the San Francisco Police Department gets the chance to not only investigate his own murder, but also try to mend some of the damage he has done in the past, all due to the influence of a mystic white fox. From official release/information:
Book Description: Sergeant Bobby Zha of the SFPD is desperate to find out who murdered him. But he also needs the answers to some other questions. Like, why is he in another man's body? Why is someone trying to kill him, again... And why is he being haunted by a nine-tailed Celestial fox? From the shell-shattered ruins of Stalingrad in 1942 to the present-day politics of San Francisco's Chinatown, 9Tail Fox is evocative of place and crystal-clear in its depiction of character.
(Source: Night Shade Books)