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The Skull Mantra (Inspector Shan Tao Yun)
The Skull Mantra (Inspector Shan Tao Yun) by Eliot Pattison 0312385390 9780312385392
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The Skull Mantra (Inspector Shan Tao Yun) by Eliot Pattison

Winner of the 2001 Edgar Award for Best First Novel, Skull Mantra was a sensation when first published and received wideacclaimfrom critics and readers alike.The Skull Mantrawas ranked withGorky Park and Smillas Sense of Snow as a novel as much about a people and a place&mdashthe Tibetans of the high Himalayas&mdashas it is a gripping thriller. The corpse is missing its head and is dressed in American clothes. Found by a Tibetan prison work gang on a windy cliff, the grisly remains clearly belong to someone too important for Chinese authorities to bury and forget. So the case is handed to veteran police inspector Shan Tao Yun. Methodical, clever Shan is the best man for the job, but he too is a prisoner, deported to Tibet for offending someone high up in Beijings power structure. Granted a temporary release, Shan is soon pulled into the Tibetan peoples desperate fight for its sacred mountains and the Chinese regimes blood-soaked policies. Then, a Buddhist priest is arrested, a man Shan knows is innocent. Now time is running out for Shan to find the real killer.

Author: Eliot Pattison

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 416

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Publication Date: 2008-09-30

Our Price: $4.09

ISBN: 0312385390

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