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Shan Tao Yun is a Chinese bureaucrat imprisoned in a Himalayan labor camp.

 

The Skull Mantra

Inspector Shan #1

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2000

by Eliot Pattison

The corpse is missing its head and is dressed in American clothes. Found by a Tibetan prison work gang on a windy cliff, the grisly remains clearly belong to someone too important for Chinese authorities to...


Prayer of the Dragon

Inspector Shan #5

by Eliot Pattison

Summoned to a remote Tibetan village from the hidden lamasery where he lives, Shan Tao Yun, formerly an investigator in Beijing, must save a comatose man from execution for two murders in which the victims’...


Water Touching Stone

Inspector Shan #2

by Eliot Pattison

Cloistered in a remote sanctuary, Shan Tao Yun has received shattering news. A teacher revered by the oppressed has been found slain. One by one, her orphaned students have followed her to her grave, victims...


Lord of Death: A Shan Tao Yun Investigation

Inspector Shan #6

by Eliot Pattison

Praise for the Tao Yun Shan series:

“Majestic.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A powerful picture of courage in the face of tyranny.”—The Washington Post

“Nothing I’ve read or seen about how...


Bone Mountain

Inspector Shan #3

by Eliot Pattison

Deep in the heart of Tibet, Shan Tao Yun, an exiled Chinese national and a former Beijing government Inspector, is caught between the brutal Chinese army and a Western oil company. Shan has agreed to lead an...


Mandarin Gate

Inspector Shan #7

by Eliot Pattison

In Mandarin Gate, Edgar Award winner Eliot Pattison brings Shan back in a thriller that navigates the explosive political and religious landscape of Tibet. In an earlier time, Shan Tao Yun was an Inspector...


Beautiful Ghosts

Inspector Shan #4

by Eliot Pattison

In an earlier time, Shan Tao Yun was an Inspector stationed in Beijing. But he lost his position, his family and his freedom when he ran afoul of a powerful figure high in the Chinese government. Released unofficially...


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