When Shan Tao Yun and his old friend Lokesh are dragged away by Public Security, he is convinced that their secret, often illegal, support of struggling Tibetans has brought their final ruin. But his fear turns to confusion as he discovers he has been chosen to fill a vacancy on a special international commission investigating Tibetan suicides.
ELIOT PATTISON is the Edgar Award-winning author of seven previous Shan novels."" A frequent visitor to China, his books and articles on international policy issues have been published around the world. He lives in Oley, Pennsylvania.