The Skull Mantra

Inspector Shan Tao Yun (Volume 1)

Eliot Pattison

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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 Beijing. Granted a temporary release, Shan is soon pulled into the Tibetan people's desperate fight for its sacred mountain and the Chinese regime's 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...in an astonishing, emotionally charged story that will change the way you think about Tibet-- and freedom-- forever.
 
The Skull Mantra is the winner of the 2000 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

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"Superb...breathlessly suspenseful."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A thriller of laudable aspirations and achievements."--Chicago Tribune

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Critical acclaim ranks The Skull Mantra with Gorky Park and Smilla's Sense of Snow as a novel as much about a people and a place-- the Tibetans of the high Himalayas-- as it is a gripping thriller. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, author Eliot Pattison masterfully scales the heights of the genre, taking the readers to the top of the world while he chills us to the bone in ...The Skull Mantra.

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The Skull Mantra
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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
September 2008
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ISBN: 9781429979276
ISBN10: 1429979275
352 pages
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
September 2008
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ISBN: 9780312385392
ISBN10: 0312385390
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 416 pages
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