Pattison, Eliot Beautiful Ghosts

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Disgraced former Beijing Inspector Shan Tao Yun has been living in the remote mountains of Tibet since his unofficial release from a work camp. Without status, official identity, or the freedom to return to his former home in Beijing, he's lived with the forbidden lamas for the past year. But now there's apparently been a murder in a ruined monastery and the very officials who exiled Shan are after his help. In a baffling case involving the FBI, Chinese Ministers, and British relief workers, Shan travels from Tibet to Beijing to the U. S. to find the links between murder, missing art, his former gulag, and his own long-unseen son.

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Beautiful Ghosts is the fourth novel in Eliot Pattison's fascinating series featuring former Beijing detective inspector Shan Tao Yun. Among its key ingredients are a murder in a ruined monastery, an FBI agent on the trail of stolen art, a British relief worker, an American billionaire in cahoots with a Chinese minister and a beautiful woman with a dual heritage. Released unofficially from a work camp in Tibet and now living with the forbidden lamas he has sworn to protect from Chinese efforts to eradicate them, the enigmatic inspector is caught in a web of political intrigue between the Chinese official who arranged his release and the pompous and corrupt Minister of Culture; the latter will stop at nothing, including murder, to possess the ancient treasure believed to be hidden in the monastery.

Shan becomes more complex and multidimensional as he faces new challenges in this adventure, including repairing his relationship with his long-missing son. The action and the central character move from the mountains and provincial capitals of Tibet to Beijing and even America. Readers discovering Pattison for the first time will want to read his backlist, especially the Edgar Award-winning The Skull Mantra. --Jane Adams, Amazon.com

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"Erudite, eloquent, and entertaining, Pattison thrills both mystery enthusiasts and readers fascinated by, and concerned about, Tibet."--"Booklist" (Starred Review)"Salted with wonderfully effective set pieces."--"Kirkus Reviews"

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