This is a screencap from the Amazon description page for a book blurb, a bestselling author. An NYT author. From a traditional, New York publishing house.
(Note: If you Google this, please do NOT out the author/title in the comments. I will delete comments that out the author and title.)
I did contact both the author and the publisher via Facebook.
Somewhere, in a New York publishing house, there is an editor who should get their ass publicly handed to them in a very vocal way.
FYI: In case you don't see what's wrong with that sentence, the book is about a motorcycle gang, not a bunch of cooks in a Chinese restaurant. (Does that help?)
This is why PROOFREADING and EDITING matters. I'm the first to admit I need an editor.
(Extra hint: WONTON is not a substitution for the word WANTON, which is what I suspect was intended.)
If New York trad pub think it's okay to let this kind of error slip through on a COVER BLURB, that is one of your SELLING TOOLS for your book, then they have no right to call themselves "gatekeepers" any longer, sorry.
I get it, I'm not perfect, either. Stuff slips through.
But...on your farking BLURB??? That's just...that's the ONE thing that should be absolutely PERFECT. How could no one have caught something THAT glaring?
EDIT: I just looked at the other books in the series...OMG, it's on ALL the books in the series! They basically repeated the SAME copy. OMG...