Bone Mountain

Bone Mountain

Book - 2004
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Agreeing to lead an expedition to return a long-lost Tibetan idol to a remote valley, former Beijing police inspector Shan finds the pilgrimage threatened by the murder of the monk guiding them, an American woman geologist who has fled to the mountains, and the Chinese army, from whom the idol had been stolen and that is now in hot pursuit. By the author of The Skull Mantra. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

Deep in the heart of Tibet, Shan Tao Yun, an exiled Chinese national and a former Beijing government Inspector, is caught between the brutal Chinese army and a Western oil company. Shan has agreed to lead an expedition to return the eye of an idol, stolen almost a century ago and recently, clandestinely recovered, to a distant valley, an act that will fulfill an important Tibetan prophecy. But the pilgrimage turns into a desperate flight when the monk who is to lead them is murdered. Shan also discovers that the stone was stolen back from a brigade of the Chinese army that is now in hot pursuit.

Still possessing an investigator's love of truth, Shan faces a perplexing tangle of mysteries. Why are the Chinese so desperate to retrieve the stone eye, why has an American geologist abandoned the oil company's drilling project and fled into the mountains, and why are rumors sweeping the countryside that an ancient lama is returning to liberate this country? As he digs into these questions, Shan realizes that there is more at stake than mere justice: the spiritual survival of his people is in danger as well.

Complex and compelling, Bone Mountain is a spectacular achievement from a major voice in crime fiction.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, [2004], c2002
ISBN: 9780312330897
Branch Call Number: M PATTISON
Characteristics: 423 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Bone mountain : a novel


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Diell Jan 09, 2015

one of my favorite characters.

Aug 27, 2013

I have read the entire series up to 2012. I'm not sure about that one. I feel like I really understand what has happened in Tibet and why. It is very distressing to me that so much has been destroyed. I no longer want to buy anything made in China. The corruption is endemic. The American and the multinational corporations that bring the products of Chinese prison slave labor to the United States should be exposed for their role in this. I think the United States should impose tariffs on Chinese goods that make them as expensive as similar goods produced in the US would be. The money collected should be used to feed and educate US children, especially in the Deep South of the US.


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