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Rabbit in the Moon

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ISBN13: 9781933515144
ISBN10: 1933515147
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"At the start of this routine political thriller from the Shlians (Double Illusion), Dr. Ni-Fu Cheng arranges for his daughter to escape to America from Communist China in 1949. Forty years later, Foreign Minister Lin plots to regain control of the Chinese Communist Party by coercing Dr. Cheng into revealing the results of his research into increasing human longevity. To force the scientist's hand, teams are dispatched to the U.S. to find Cheng's granddaughter, Dr. Lili Quan, a resident at an L.A. hospital. Dylan O'Hara, a fellow doctor who may have romantic designs on Quan, happens to be conducting research of his own into the immune system to identify the gene controlling aging. Full of clichd prose ('Had he been a fool to fall in love with someone from such a different world?'), this novel fails to use to best advantage the dramatic events leading to the Tiananmen Square massacre. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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San Francisco, 1989: Forty years after Mao and his People's Liberation Army set poised to change China forever, Dr. Lili Quan prepares for a journey that will change her life forever. To honor her mother's dying wish that Lili 'return home, ' Lili reluctantly sets out for China.

For Lili, a passionate idealist, this will be an extraordinary trip filled with remarkable discoveries — from meeting and falling in love with Chi-Wen Zhou, a victim of the Cutural Revolution and zealous Taoist, to finding Dr. Ni-Fu Cheng, the grandfather Lili believed had died years ago. But Dr. Cheng has made the most remarkable discovery of all: he's discovered the secret to long life.

As Dr. Cheng's only relative, Lili's life is in jeopardy. As greedy and unscrupulous men vie for control of the most earth-shattering discovery of the century, Lili Quan could become a pawn in a deadly and dangerous international game.Before Lili can hold the key to the future, she must unlock the deadly secrets of the past.

About the Author

Deborah and Joel Shlian have collaborated in both their vocations and avocations. They practiced medicine together in a large multispecialty group before returning to UCLA for MBAs. They have since balanced medical management consulting with writing. They often write together, producing several medical mystery/thrillers as well as non-fiction books and numerous magazine and journal articles on healthcare and medical management issues. Two of their novels have even been optioned for Hollywood films. After 25 years in Los Angeles, they moved to Florida and now reside in Boca Raton. Rabbit in the Moon is their latest book.

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sguilloton, August 25, 2009 (view all comments by sguilloton)
If you enjoy a well plotted, complex thriller you will love Rabbit in the Moon. This wonderful story has everything: spies, corporate espionage, medical mysteries and an unexpected love story. The fast paced tale takes you from California to China; from Washington to Korea. There are villains and heroes but the skillfully crafted characters keep you guessing as to who is really bad and who is good.

There are enough twists and turns to keep even the most agile of minds content. At the heart of the story is the merging of two cultures, East and West. Dr. Lili Quan is an American medical resident at a Los Angeles hospital. Although her heritage is Chinese, she was born and raised in the U.S. and considers herself American, even refusing to learn Chinese as she grew up.

Her mother is a woman firmly routed in her Chinese heritage. When her mother dies, Lili is swept into an international plot and agrees to travel to China, unaware that her grandfather is still alive or that he is the reason so many different interests want her to meet his granddaughter.

Her grandfather has a secret and multiple international players are determined to get the secret from him before he dies. Believing that the grandfather may reveal his secret to his granddaughter, Lily is skillfully maneuvered toward a meeting with a man she believed to be dead.

Despite a recent but growing interest in a handsome American research physician, Lili finds herself strangely drawn to Chi-Wen Zhou, a young Chinese man assigned to escort Lili in China. Who is Chi-Wen? Can Lili trust him? As the young American doctor finds her perceptions changing as she learns more about her Chinese heritage, she is also discovering that just being in China has dangers she never contemplated.

This engaging adventure will satisfy any reader who loves a mystery. It is an excellent book for a book club to explore as it presents the reader with numerous nuances, philosophical, political and medical. Enjoy getting lost in this excellent adventure.
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drbarro, July 24, 2008 (view all comments by drbarro)
I must say, I was hooked on this amazing international thriller from the first sentence: "It is Chinese to hope..." The authors, Deborah and Joel Shlian, have packed an incredible amount of detailed history of China from Mao to the Tiananmen massacre into 357 pages, at the same time telling a wonderfully rich story. Dr. Lili Quan, an American born doctor has spent so much of her life rejecting her Chinese heritage, embracing her American identity, yet always feeling a little "different". When her confrontation with her chief of medicine threatens to cost her a coveted geriatrics fellowship, she takes the opportunity to travel to China for some training in Eastern medicine. What Lili doesn't know is that the people who engineered her trip are three senior members of the Communist party who want to use her to obtain her grandfather's discovery - a way to prolong life. Throw in an old billionaire who can buy anything but longevity, a rogue CIA agent, a desperate American drug company VP and a few other villains and you have a recipe for a real page turner. Rabbit in the Moon, will make you appreciate the cultural differences between East and West. While there's much to savor long after you read the last page, if you're like me, you'll be hungry for a sequel. This is a must read - especially with the Olympics in Beijing in August.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781933515144
Author:
Deborah and Joel Shlian
Publisher:
Oceanview Publishing
Author:
Shlian, Deborah
Author:
Shlian, Joel
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Chinese americans
Subject:
Longevity
Subject:
China
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
357
Dimensions:
9.52x6.54x1.20 in. 1.46 lbs.

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Product details 357 pages Oceanview Publishing - English 9781933515144 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of this routine political thriller from the Shlians (Double Illusion), Dr. Ni-Fu Cheng arranges for his daughter to escape to America from Communist China in 1949. Forty years later, Foreign Minister Lin plots to regain control of the Chinese Communist Party by coercing Dr. Cheng into revealing the results of his research into increasing human longevity. To force the scientist's hand, teams are dispatched to the U.S. to find Cheng's granddaughter, Dr. Lili Quan, a resident at an L.A. hospital. Dylan O'Hara, a fellow doctor who may have romantic designs on Quan, happens to be conducting research of his own into the immune system to identify the gene controlling aging. Full of clichd prose ('Had he been a fool to fall in love with someone from such a different world?'), this novel fails to use to best advantage the dramatic events leading to the Tiananmen Square massacre. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , San Francisco, 1989: Forty years after Mao and his People's Liberation Army set poised to change China forever, Dr. Lili Quan prepares for a journey that will change her life forever. To honor her mother's dying wish that Lili 'return home, ' Lili reluctantly sets out for China.

For Lili, a passionate idealist, this will be an extraordinary trip filled with remarkable discoveries — from meeting and falling in love with Chi-Wen Zhou, a victim of the Cutural Revolution and zealous Taoist, to finding Dr. Ni-Fu Cheng, the grandfather Lili believed had died years ago. But Dr. Cheng has made the most remarkable discovery of all: he's discovered the secret to long life.

As Dr. Cheng's only relative, Lili's life is in jeopardy. As greedy and unscrupulous men vie for control of the most earth-shattering discovery of the century, Lili Quan could become a pawn in a deadly and dangerous international game.Before Lili can hold the key to the future, she must unlock the deadly secrets of the past.

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