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When the body of an American archaeologist is found floating in the Yangzi River, Ministry of Public Security agent Liu Hulan and her husband, American attorney David Stark, are dispatched to Site 518 to investigate. As Hulan scrutinizes this death ? or is it a murder? ? David, on behalf of the National Relics Bureau, tries to discover who has stolen from the site an artifact that may prove to the world China?s claim that it is the oldest uninterrupted civilization on earth. This artifact is not only an object of great monetary value but one that is emblematic of the very soul of China. Everyone ? from the Chinese government, to a religious cult, to an unscrupulous American art collector ? wants this relic, and some, it seems, may be willing to kill to get it. At stake in this investigation is control of China?s history and national pride, and even stability between China and the United States. The troubled Hulan must overcome her own fears of failure, while David tries desperately to break through the shell that has built up around his wife. As Hulan and David are enmeshed in international schemes for power and the turbulence of their own relationship, these hunters after the truth become the hunted ? in a fast-driving narrative set against the backdrop of the building of the Three Gorges Dam, the largest and most expensive project China has undertaken since the Great Wall and the subject of great international debate. It is here, in the heart of the Three Gorges, that David and Hulan will battle their enemies and their own natures to see who will win China?s dragon bones. Dragon Bones combines ancient myth with contemporary anxieties concerning religious fanaticism and terrorism to tell a story of love, betrayal, history, ecology, greed ? and gory murder.

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?Mixing history, myths, and current events, Dragon Bones is an extraordinarily rich novel. It reveals the emotional and economical entanglement of China with the West, and tells a story of violence, lust, greed, fear, and desperation. The novel not only is a page-turner but is also timely.? Ha Jin, author of Waiting and The Crazed

Review:

"See succeeds in widening the reader's knowledge about the politics and culture of contemporary China while racing along with an absorbing story." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Like See's previous novels, this one is wordy, the dialogue a bit stilted. The sheer amount of information she conveys about historical and modern-day China, though, makes it worthwhile, and the plot is convoluted but fascinating." Carrie Bissey, Booklist

Synopsis:

"Dragon Bones" combines ancient myth and contemporary fears of religious fanaticism and terrorism to tell a story of love, betrayal, history, ecology, greed, and gory murder.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679463207
Author:
See, Lisa
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
China
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Policewomen
Subject:
Dams
Subject:
Yangtze River.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
FS-063-01
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.46x6.46x1.18 in. 1.35 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Random House - English 9780679463207 Reviews:
"Review" by , ?Mixing history, myths, and current events, Dragon Bones is an extraordinarily rich novel. It reveals the emotional and economical entanglement of China with the West, and tells a story of violence, lust, greed, fear, and desperation. The novel not only is a page-turner but is also timely.?
"Review" by , "See succeeds in widening the reader's knowledge about the politics and culture of contemporary China while racing along with an absorbing story." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Like See's previous novels, this one is wordy, the dialogue a bit stilted. The sheer amount of information she conveys about historical and modern-day China, though, makes it worthwhile, and the plot is convoluted but fascinating."
"Synopsis" by , "Dragon Bones" combines ancient myth and contemporary fears of religious fanaticism and terrorism to tell a story of love, betrayal, history, ecology, greed, and gory murder.
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