I think I have reviewed earlier books in this series, but that would have been on Booklikes, which by the way I can access again, for what it’s worth.
Earlier books almost made me cry. Maybe I have grown used to the heartbreak Tibetans are experiencing or the author has decided to leave Shan in a better place. Because it’s been hinted that this is the last book in the series.
Shan is in a better place in life, finally. The case deals with a huge dam project and a weather sorceror. Ostensibly, he can make it hail (hails as big as fists), killing people, and cause an earthquake.
If this is the last book in the series it’s a good ending.
All books deal with Tibetan religion and culture. It’s fascinating, but it’s almost like fantasy to me.
Shan is a tortured former police inspector from Beijing, sent to a forced labour camp in Tibet for political reasons.
I was once introduced to Tibet, like many Western kids, by Tintin in Tibet, by Hergé.
I was given that album on my fourth birthday and was fascinated. That album was read to shreds, but I still held on to it. Once, much later, on my birthday, again, a friend surprised me with a new copy.