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In Water Touching Stone the sequel to the internationally acclaimed The Skull Mantra Shan Tao Yun is cloistered in a remote Tibetan sanctuary when he receives shattering news A teacher revered by the oppressed has been found slain and one by one her orphaned students have followed her to her grave victims of a killer harboring unfathomable motives Abandoning his mountain hermitage Shan Tao Yun a former Beijing police inspector who has been exiled to Tibet embarks on a search for justice Shadowed by bizarre tales of an unleashed 'demon' Shan braces himself for even darker imaginings as he stalks a killer and fights to restore spiritual balance to the ancient and tenuous splendor of Tibet

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    Ostensibly this is a mystery novel and it's a good one It may seem strange then for me to suggest that the marvelous and compelling storyline is practically irrelevant but in some ways it is An even greater power of this book lies in it's characterizations it's sense of place and it's vivid visceral evocation of vanishing and emerging cultures Set in Tibet and Central Asia amid societies being absorbed into the dominant Han Chinese political system the novel paints such an indelible portrait of life in a cultural maelstrom that the compelling whodunit actually takes a backseat to the experience of being there Pattison spent time in the places about which he writes and his characters literally think in culturally specific ways a particularly revealing technique for dealing with Tibetan Buddhists and Chinese bureaucrats alike If you have an interest in China Tibet or Central Asian nomads or just an interest in culture change and politics in general this book provides a unique window on these subjects that many readers will find completely absorbing If you like mysteries it will definitely satisfy that craving as well Note This book is the second in an ever growing series of mysteries featuring Pattison's Inspector Shan All of them are highly recommended You don't have to read the first to enjoy the second but once you read one you will probably want to read them all