By Qiu Xiaolong
Inspector Chen’s mentor within the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort U.S. Marshal Catherine Rohn. Her project is to deliver Wen, the spouse of a witness in a major felony trial, to the USA. Inspector Rohn is already en course whilst Chen learns that Wen has unaccountably vanished from her village in Fujian. Or is that this simply what he's presupposed to think? Chen resents his function; he could quite examine the triad killing in Shanghai’s beauteous Bund Park. yet his boss insists that saving face with Inspector Rohn has precedence. So Chen Cao, the bold son of a father who imbued him with Confucian precepts, needs to tread warily as he attempts once more to be a superb cop, a very good guy, and likewise a faithful social gathering member.
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Their diet consists mostly of leaves and fruits, but they will also consume seeds, arthropods, bark and soil. This species typically lives in small groups of 6–10 individuals, with a single male and several females and their young. Larger groups of 25–30 individuals, often with multiple males, can also occur. Home ranges tend to be small, varying between 1–100 ha (2–250 acres), and are typically around 2 ha (5 acres) or less. Home ranges may overlap with those of neighbouring groups. Males make a distinctive loud croaking call that carries long distances and individuals from different groups will often call synchronously in the early morning, probably to advertise their territories.
There is a rufous or dark patch on each side of the face, between the eye and the ear. Subspecies P. t. sultani: northeast Tanzania. P. t. rovumae: eastern Tanzania. P. t. tetradactylus: western Tanzania. P. t. zanzibaricus: Zanzibar and Mafia islands. Similar species The Chequered Elephant-shrew (page 28) and Black-and-rufous Elephant-shrew (page 29) are both much larger. The Rufous Elephantshrew Elephantulus rufescens and the Shortsnouted Elephant-shrew E. brachyrhynchus are much smaller and have shorter legs; these two species are both very small and are not covered in this field guide.
It occurs in the lowland areas of most of the Eastern Arc Mountains, and throughout coastal Tanzania. Population size and conservation status Common throughout coastal Tanzania, parts of western Tanzania including Katavi NP, and in Jozani Chwaka Bay NP on Zanzibar. The main threat is habitat loss. Four-toed Elephant-shrew ssp . indd 31 31/01/2014 14:11 HYRAXES: Hyracoidea Rock Hyrax Procavia capensis Rock Dassie swahili: Pimbi A stocky hyrax with short legs, ears and face, giving it a snub-nosed appearance.
A Loyal Character Dancer (Inspector Chen Cao, Book 2) by Qiu Xiaolong