Synopses & Reviews
"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.)
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.