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Start by marking “The Skull Mantra (Inspector Shan, #1)” as Want to Read: So the case is handed to veteran police inspector Shan Tao Yun. The Skull Mantra was the Winner of the Edgar Award for best New Author. Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, The Skull Mantra was a sensation when first published and received wide acclaim from critics and readers.
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Write a review Rate this item: 1 2 3 4 5. Preview this item Preview this item. Martin's Minotaur, Series: Inspector Shan , 1.
One of the prisoners, a disgraced Chinese prosecutor, is ordered to write a report accusing a Buddhist monk. He discovers the real culprits are Chinese officials and American miners, but the truth may hurt the camp more than a lie.
Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Someone decided I was qualified to administer a county. The ambitious assistant prosecutor charges a monk called Sungpo a ' tsampsa ' seized from his hermitage with the murder, whereas Shan is convinced of his innocence. The pressure is on since the th have refused to work until rituals restore harmony in the place of death.
The authorities refuse to allow it and have called in Public Security, the ' Knobs '. Massacre of prisoners revered by Shan is imminent. C olonel Tan improves with acquaintance and Chinese other than Shan exhibit goodness. Doctor Sung was exiled for the sin of prioritizing a serious epidemic amongst minority children above the minor ailments of the families of Party members, and Sergeant Feng learns to respect his prisoner and his own past. On the other hand, not all of the Tibetans are forgiving monks.
A khampa prisoner attacks Shan, and the assistant assigned to him, Yeshe, is torn between his monastic upbringing and the desire to collaborate and improve his lot amongst the oppressors. T he Skull Mantra is riveting. If you are interested in the situation of Tibet or in Buddhism, or simply in reading an excellent thriller, rush to acquire this book. It is steeped in the region's spirit of tolerance in the face of atrocity, and has some important messages for us all