Skeleton God

Skeleton God

Inspector Shan Series, Book 9

eBook - 2017
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In Eliot Pattison's Skeleton God, Shan Tao Yun, now the reluctant constable of a remote Tibetan town, has learned to expect the impossible at the roof of the world, but nothing has prepared him for his discovery when he investigates a report that a nun has been savagely assaulted by ghosts. In an ancient tomb by the old nun lies a gilded saint buried centuries earlier, flanked by the remains of a Chinese soldier killed fifty years before and an American man murdered only hours earlier. Shan is thrust into a maelstrom of intrigue and contradiction. The Tibetans are terrified, the notorious Public Security Bureau wants nothing to do with the murders, and the army seems determined to just bury the dead again and Shan with them. No one wants to pursue the truth–except Shan, who finds himself in a violent collision between a heartbreaking, clandestine effort to reunite refugees from Tibet separated for decades and a covert corruption investigation that reaches to the top levels of the government in Beijing, China. The terrible secret Shan uncovers changes his town and his life forever.
Publisher: 2017
ISBN: 9781466876095
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Oct 16, 2017

I didn't get more than 50 pages into this book - for whatever reason(s) I could not get into this story and I couldn't keep track of the many characters. I will likely try again sometime.

Apr 25, 2017

Shan is constable in a little town out in the middle of nowhere now, trying to keep a low profile while hoping for a visit from his estranged, imprisoned son. Hints of old local atrocities arise, which Shan, always the consummate investigator, is compelled to explore further.


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