The Skull Mantra

The Skull Mantra

Book - 2008
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A Chinese official is murdered in a slave camp in Tibet. One of the prisoners, a disgraced Chinese prosecutor, is ordered to write a report accusing a Buddhist monk. He discovers the real culprits are Chinese officials and American miners, but the truth may hurt the camp more than a lie.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008, ©1999
Edition: 1st St. Martin's pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780312385392
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY PATTISON 2008
Characteristics: 403 pages ; 21 cm


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Aug 15, 2012

The insights into other attitudes and understandings are most helpful. Ignorance and misunderstanding contribute to the evils of coercion and other violence. China's destruction of Tibetan people, culture, and religious institutions reminds me of the European Holocaust and the Nazis. Robbing a culture to enrich a government or a small number of individuals is shameful and disgusting. Certainly China has a huge population and that brings many problems. I loved this book and highly recommend it. I will be reading the other books in the series.


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