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Sun May 21, 2017, 06:19 PM

12. Water Touching Stone (Inspector Shan Tao Yun Series #2)

If you wonder what it's like in Tibet, Eliot Pattison describes Tibetan life and the grandeur of a country besieged by the Red Army.

Shan is the lead character. A previous high ranking police inspector in Beijing, brought down by a higher political figure.
Sent to a gulag for five years where he was tazed, beaten, tattooed with an ID number and put to work digging holes.
There, he is touched by Buddhist monks who are also prisoners, and has a change of heart about who he has been.
His character makes me think of the tv series, Columbo.


In Water Touching Stone, the sequel to the internationally acclaimed The Skull Mantra, Shan Tao Yun is cloistered in a remote Tibetan sanctuary when he receives shattering news. A teacher revered by the oppressed has been found slain and, one by one, her orphaned students have followed her to her grave, victims of a killer harboring unfathomable motives. Abandoning his mountain hermitage, Shan Tao Yun, a former Beijing police inspector who has been exiled to Tibet, embarks on a search for justice. Shadowed by bizarre tales of an unleashed 'demon,' Shan braces himself for even darker imaginings as he stalks a killer and fights to restore spiritual balance to the ancient and tenuous splendor of Tibet.

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