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Mandarin Gate

Written by Eliot Pattinson

Shan Tao Yun, formerly an inspector in Beijing, has been banished to Tibet in disgrace. China considers Tibet to be one of its autonomous regions, but in reality, many Tibetans live in persecution under Chinese authority. When a crime is committed and evidence is covered up by Chinese police, Shan begins his own investigation, during which a tender friendship develops between the Chinese investigator, who has immersed himself in Tibetan Buddhist life and belief, and one of the Tibetan monks he meets. Both men strive to hold on to Tibetan traditions as Shan tries to solve the mystery. If you enjoy this novel, try others in the Shan series by the same author.

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