Beautiful Ghosts

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Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd (May 5, 2005)

In a baffling situation where nothing is what it appears to be, where the FBI, high ranking Beijing officials, the long hidden monks, and the almost forgotten history of the region all pull him in different directions, Shan finds his devotion to the truth sorely tested. Traveling from Tibet to Beijing to the U.S., he must find the links between murder on two continents, a high profile art theft, and an enigmatic, long-missing figure from history.

FROM THE AUTHOR

For me, every great piece of art, in its essence, is a mystery. Many have tried to explain why a particular masterpiece moves particular viewers but the riddle can never truly be solved since its answer depends on so many variables of culture and personal experience. This is why my latest entry in the Shan series, Beautiful Ghosts, contains mysteries within mysteries, for though it is about art thefts and murders it is also very much about the many ways art affects people and the riddles that can arise when brush meets pigment.

REVIEWS

“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

Eliot Pattison

“The best of historical novels allow us to commit our entire spirit to understanding another world that was once our own.”

From the Blog:

Our Human Journey Bones of the Earth, Chapter Nine

(Inspector Shan arrives at the 404th People’s Construction Brigade on a rare family visitation day to spend time with his son Ko, a prisoner in the hard labor camp) ______________ Ko was no longer counted among the high-risk prisoners, so he was not chained to a chair for the visit but rather allowed into a … Continue reading “Our Human Journey Bones of the Earth, Chapter Nine”

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