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Soul of the Fire: A Mystery (Inspector Shan Tao Yun #8) (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 8 in the Inspector Shan Tao Yun series.
- #1: The Skull Mantra (Inspector Shan Tao Yun #1) (Paperback): $18.99
- #2: Water Touching Stone (Inspector Shan Tao Yun #2) (Paperback): $23.99
- #3: Bone Mountain: A Novel (Inspector Shan Tao Yun #3) (Paperback): $26.99
- #4: Beautiful Ghosts: A Novel (Inspector Shan Tao Yun #4) (Paperback): $22.99
- #5: Prayer of the Dragon: An Inspector Shan Investigation set in Tibet (Inspector Shan Tao Yun #5) (Paperback): $16.95
- #6: The Lord of Death: An Inspector Shan Investigation set in Tibet (Inspector Shan Tao Yun #6) (Paperback): $16.95
- #7: Mandarin Gate (Inspector Shan Tao Yun #7) (Paperback): Email or call for price
- #9: Skeleton God: An Inspector Shan Tao Yun Mystery (Hardcover): $25.99
- #10: Bones of the Earth: An Inspector Shan Tao Yun Mystery (Hardcover): $27.99
In Eliot Pattison's Soul of the Fire, Shan Tao Yun and his old friend Lokesh are abruptly dragged away by Public Security; he is convinced that their secret, often illegal, support of struggling Tibetans has brought their final ruin. But his fear turns to confusion as he discovers he has been chosen to fill a vacancy on a special international commission investigating Tibetan suicides. Soon he finds that his predecessor was murdered, and when a monk sets himself on fire in front of the commissioners he realizes that the Commission is being used as a tool to whitewash Tibet's self-immolation protests as acts of crime and terrorism. Shan has no choice but to become part of the hated Chinese machine that is devouring Tibet, but when he discovers that the most recent immolation was actually another murder, he realizes the Commission itself is riddled with crime and intrigue. Everywhere he turns, Shan finds new secrets that seem to lead to the last agonizing chapter of his life. He must make a final desperate effort to uncover the Commission's terrible secrets whose painful truth could change Shan's life - and possibly that of many Tibetans - forever.
About the Author
Eliot Pattison is the author of The Skull Mantra, which won the Edgar Award and was a finalist for the Gold Dagger, as well Water Touching Stone and Bone Mountain. Pattison is a world traveler and frequent visitor to China, and his numerous books and articles on international policy issues have been published around the world.