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This artifact is not only an object of great monetary value but one that is emblematic of the very soul of China. Everyone—from the Chinese government, to a religious cult, to an unscrupulous American art collector—wants this relic, and some, it seems, may be willing to kill to get it. At stake in this investigation is control of China’s history and national pride, and even stability between China and the United States.
The troubled Hulan must overcome her own fears of failure, while David tries desperately to break through the shell that has built up around his wife. As Hulan and David are enmeshed in international schemes for power and the turbulence of their own relationship, these hunters after the truth become the hunted—in a fast-driving narrative set against the backdrop of the building of the Three Gorges Dam, the largest and most expensive project China has undertaken since the Great Wall and the subject of great international debate. It is here, in the heart of the Three Gorges, that David and Hulan will battle their enemies and their own natures to see who will win China’s dragon bones.
Dragon Bones combines ancient myth with contemporary anxieties concerning religious fanaticism and terrorism to tell a story of love, betrayal, history, ecology, greed—and gory murder.
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By Janice on 10-14-10
Best of the Hulan Series... EXCELLENT!
Dragon Bones, the third of Lisa See's thrillers starring Detective Hulan, left me wanting more. The story, set in in the Three Gorges in interior China, entertwines Chinese history, mythology and intrigue with religious fanaticism, deceit and murder. I was fascinated by the characters and was surprised as the story came to together in the final chapters.
Many mysteries are predictable - this one is not!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Georgia on 02-25-13
Good Thriller - keeps you going
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Interesting concept using two detectives of different nationalities, who love each other, but have to deal with restrictions and blockages of the Chinese government. New approach to political interventions in crime.
Any additional comments?
Well written. A good story which gives you additional things to think about.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful