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NINTH BUDDHA

EASTERMAN, Daniel

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ISBN 10: 0385241771 / ISBN 13: 9780385241779
Published by Doubleday, NY, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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FINE condition in FINE dust jacket. Hardcover. 1989. FIRST UNITED STATES EDITION. Bound in black and maroon in black and gold wraps. Square and tight, original price intact, 417pp. Tiny pinhole in fold of back flap, else FINE. Featuring British intellligence agent Christopher Wylam in post-World War I Mongolia. Easterman is on the short list for top suspense/thriller writers. Bookseller Inventory # 000578

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Title: NINTH BUDDHA

Publisher: Doubleday, NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Former British Intelligence officer Christopher Wylam's son is kidnapped by a Buddhist group that thinks he is the reincarnation of a holy man, and Wylam battles a Russian agent through 1920s India, Tibet, and Mongolia to free the boy

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East collides with West--on a battlefield drawn along political, religious and metaphysical lines--in this superior, offbeat thriller set mainly in India, Tibet and Mongolia in 1921. When his 10-year-old son William is kidnapped at knifepoint, semi-retired British intelligence agent Christopher Wylam embarks on a nightmarish search that leads him to a gilded Tibetan monastery complex high in the mountains. William's abduction is bizarrely linked to a prophecy that an incarnation of the Buddha will become rightful ruler of Mongolia and the world. Bolshevik agents and White Russians want control of the young future potentate; so do Tibetan lamas and the British. The plot turns on reincarnation at a couple of key points, yet Easterman ( The Last Assassin ; The Seventh Sanctuary ) provides a cultural context that lends credibility. Christopher's tragic romance with Chindamani, a small, delicate woman whose body sometimes serves as vehicle for an incarnating goddess, makes for erotic, spiritual love scenes. To write about the exotic East without romanticizing is difficult enough, but Easterman goes one better: his suspenseful, beautifully written novel attains some kind of wisdom, an exceedingly rare achievement in an adventure-thriller.
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