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The author of the book: D.L. Kung
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Date of issue: November 4th 2011
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High in the remote Himalayas, who is the traitor—the nervous Dr. Chamba, the dashing Dr. Norsang, the beautiful nurse DaDon or the weary Swiss-Tibetan Kelsang?
Xavier Vonalp takes journalist Claire Raymond to his medical project in Tibet on a quest to nail the informer betraying Tibetan patients fleeing to Nepal. Identifying which of his colleagues is the deadly turncoat is hard enough, but on the eve of their departure from Hong Kong, Claire's ex-lover Jim returns to beg a sensitive favor.
A Korean War vet, Jim's father trained Khampas to resist the Chinese occupation of Tibet. His plane crashed in the Himalayas but no body was found. Against her better judgment, Claire investigates and before she knows it, she's smuggling a fugitive Tibetan freedom fighter to safety from Jim's deadly “discipline,” and fighting to help Xavier, trapped by the informer on espionage charges, escape a ten-year Chinese prison sentence.
Who’s betraying whom? And how long can Claire risk Xavier’s project for the sake of unfinished business with Jim?
In this moving culmination to the third and final volume of D. L. Kung’s "The Handover Mysteries," Claire discovers the fate of Jim's father—a symbolic finale to the end of American influence over the now-confident Beijing regime.
--Kung delivers a touching story enriched by its strong atmosphere." Publishers Weekly, Starred Review for volume II of The Handover Mysteries
--A compelling sense of place... It's an unusual debut--lyrical and suspenseful." Chicago Tribune.
Novelist D. L. Kung worked as a journalist for over twenty years in Asia for publications including Business Week, the Economist, the Washington Post, National Public Radio and the International Herald Tribune. Kung won the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Humanitarian Coverage in 1991. The author of six novels, Kung was nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2004
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Read information about the authorD. L. Kung worked as China bureau chief for The Economist and Hong Kong-based bureau chief for Business Week in the 1980's. Kung also reported for over twenty years from China for various publications, including The South China Morning Post, The Washington Post and The International Herald Tribune and won the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Human Rights Reporting in 1991, as well as a nomination for the Orange Prize for Fiction in the UK in 2004.
Kung is the author of six novels to date as well as a play based on the true story of Chinese writer-in-detention He Depu, "Dear Mr Rogge" (available on Kindle) which won a "commendation" from the BBC World Service/British Council Playwriting Contest in 2009.
Kung can be reached via publishers of The Handover Mysteries at email@example.com.
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