This ninth installment of Pattison's award-winning Inspector Shan series weaves a suspenseful mystery into a backdrop of an ancient culture being slowly dismantled, a portrait of modern Tibet.
Eliot Pattison is the Edgar Award-winning author of eight previous Shan novels. A frequent visitor to China, his books and articles on international policy issues have been published around the world. He lives in Oley, Pennsylvania.
Edgar-winner Pattison remains without peer at integrating a fair-play whodunit into a searing portrayal of life under an oppressive and capricious regime. Even readers unfamiliar with the physical and cultural devastation China has wrought in Tibet will find themselves engrossed--and moved--by Pattison's nuanced portrayal.--Publishers Weekly (starred boxed review) Pattison's ninth installment provides an important history lesson little understood in the West with authority, nuance, and genuine suspense.--Kirkus reviews