The Magician of Lhasa

The Magician of Lhasa

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by David Michie
     
 

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The Magician of Lhasa is the world’s first Tibetan Buddhist thriller written by best-selling author David Michie. Michie has previously published three mystery novels through Time Warner Books UK.

When novice monk Tenzin Dorje is told by his lama that the Red Army is invading Tibet, his country’s darkest moment paradoxically gives him a sense of… See more details below

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The Magician of Lhasa is the world’s first Tibetan Buddhist thriller written by best-selling author David Michie. Michie has previously published three mystery novels through Time Warner Books UK.

When novice monk Tenzin Dorje is told by his lama that the Red Army is invading Tibet, his country’s darkest moment paradoxically gives him a sense of purpose like no other. He accepts a mission to carry two ancient, secret texts across the Himalayas to safety. Half a century later, in a paradox of similarly troubling circumstances, Matt Lester is called upon to convey his own particular wisdom as a scientist, when Matt’s nanotech project is mysteriously moved from London to a research incubator in Los Angeles.

Tenzin and Matt embark on parallel adventures which have spine-chilling connections. Tenzin’s perilous journey through the Himalayas, amid increasing physical hardship and the ever-present horror of Red Army capture, is mirrored by Matt’s contemporary, but no less traumatic challenges, as his passionate relationship with his fiancée, Isabella, and his high flying career undergo escalating crises. It is at the moment when both Tenzin and Matt face catastrophe that their stories converge, spectacularly transforming our understanding of all that has gone before.

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Editorial Reviews

James Ure
It is as good as any Dan Brown novel and I'd say is actually better than Brown's current book, "The Lost Symbol." I give "The Magician of Lhasa" a 9 out of 10 stars -- 10 being best.

http://thebuddhistblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/magician-of-lhasa-book-review.html
John MacDonald
Trapdoor Books, a new press on the block, proclaims to be a publisher of “geek fiction.” Perhaps the term “unique fiction” would be more appropriate for this emerging high-quality house and, if The Magician of Lhasa is anything to go by, geek fiction is something all intelligent book-lovers should be reading.

http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/2010/01/magician-of-lhasa-by-david-michie.html
Susan Blackmore
“Fanciful caves, scary adventures, and a creepy plot are all mixed up with deep truths about human existence and the nature of mind. A terrific read…. How rare to get an exciting story and be made to think deeply about the meaning of life.”

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ten-zen-questions/201001/the-magician-lhasa-3
E.L. Fay
“Like all good works of geek fiction, The Magician of Lhasa is not a book to be forgotten once finished…. I want to learn more! Geek fiction WIN!”

http://tselfoninternets.blogspot.com/2009/12/quantum-buddha.html
Ted Biringer
"Don’t start this book before bedtime—you just might be up all night. Michie ruthlessly leaves the reader on cutting edge cliff-hangers (some quite literally) as The Magician of Lhasa alternates between two very different worlds. The Tibetan refugees, willing to die if need be to accomplish their mission, come alive for the reader as they battle hunger, thirst, doubt, and the Red Army.

http://flatbedsutra.com/flatbedsutrazenblogger/?p=2730

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984207022
Publisher:
Trapdoor Books
Publication date:
12/07/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
202,372
File size:
0 MB

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