Monday, December 3, 2012

Giveaway: Book Lover’s Holiday Hop ~ from December 4th to 10th

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Welcome to the the 2nd Annual Book Lover's Holiday Hop from December 4th to 10th. Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and co- hosted by Chapter by Chapter.

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We have one copy for a US address of Mandarin Gate (Inspector Shan Tao Yun -Volume 7) ~ by Eliot Pattison

Although this book is the 7th in the series it is a stand alone.

Publisher’s blurb:   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 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 from the work camp to which he'd been sentenced, Shan has been living in remote mountains of Tibet with a group of outlawed Buddhist monks. Without status, official identity, or the freedom to return to his former home in Beijing, Shan has just begun to settle into his menial job as an inspector of irrigation and sewer ditches in a remote Tibetan township when he encounters a wrenching crime scene. Strewn across the grounds of an old Buddhist temple undergoing restoration are the bodies of two unidentified men and a Tibetan nun. Shan quickly realizes that the murders pose a riddle the Chinese police might in fact be trying to cover up. When he discovers that a nearby village has been converted into a new internment camp for Tibetan dissidents arrested in Beijing's latest pacification campaign, Shan recognizes the dangerous landscape he has entered. To find justice for the victims and to protect an American woman who witnessed the murders, Shan must navigate through the treacherous worlds of the internment camp, the local criminal gang, and the government's rabid pacification teams, while coping with his growing doubts about his own identity and role in Tibet.

Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (November 27, 2012)

For a listing of the series, link to the author’s web page: 

Bio: Described as "a writer of faraway mysteries," Eliot Pattison's travel and interests span a million miles of global trekking, visiting every continent but Antarctica. An international lawyer by training, he brings his social and cultural concerns to his fiction and has also written on several books and dozens of articles on legal and business topics, published on three continents. He is the author of the Edgar award-winning Inspector Shan Series, the Bone Rattler series, and Ashes of the Earth, the first novel in a new dystopian series. But his sentiments for Tibet and the Tibetan resistance run deep. His Inspector Shan books have been characterized as a new "campaign thriller" genre for the way they weave significant social and political themes into their plots. Translated into twenty languages, the books have been adapted to radio dramas and become popular on the black market in China.

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Congratulations to Ron our winner of this contest!


Unknown said...

Um, I've never entered a giveaway on your site before. I just found you through the hop.

Will you ask for an alias to announce on your site when you pick a winner? I have no problem putting in my real info on the form but putting my real name publicly I'm not comfortable with. There's reasons why I have a pen name

Unknown said...

Hi Brooke -
Generally I only put the first name and last initial to announce the winner on the original post. Occasionally I put the city where the winner is located.

You, and all our winners, will be notified by mail before your first name is added to the post. Then you can let me know the pseudo name you would like me to use.

Your privacy is important to me, as is your safety.

Good luck, and I hope that this helps you to feel more comfortable.

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