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By Elsa Hart

ISBN-10: 1250072328

ISBN-13: 9781250072320

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ISBN-13: 9781250072337

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On the mountainous border of China and Tibet in 1708, a detective needs to study what a killer already is familiar with: that empires upward thrust and fall at the power of the tales they inform.

Li Du was once an imperial librarian. Now he's an exile. Arriving in Dayan, the final chinese language city earlier than the Tibetan border, he's stunned to discover it teeming with tourists, squaddies, and retailers. All have come for a spectacle remarkable during this distant province: an eclipse of the solar commanded by way of the Emperor himself.

When a Jesuit astronomer is located murdered in the house of the neighborhood Justice of the Peace, blame is swiftly positioned on Tibetan bandits. yet Li Du suspects this used to be no random killing. every body has secrets and techniques: the formidable Justice of the Peace, the robust consort, the sour servant, the irreproachable secretary, the East India corporation service provider, the apprehensive missionary, and the touring storyteller who cannot retain his personal tale straight.

Beyond the sloping roofs and competition banners, Li Du can see the mountain cross that may take him out of China eternally. He needs to opt for no matter if to go away, and include his exile, or to stick, and examine a homicide that town of Dayan turns out all too prepared to forget.

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