What's the book about?
It starts with murder in Manhattan. (Play radio report on the right.) Before long Nellie Mackenzie and Taylor Jackson find themselves in Asia, at opposite ends of the Karakoram Highway. Nellie is headed north through tribal Pakistan, where vengeance killings are a way of life. Jackson is headed south along the desert routes of western China, where smuggling national treasures is a capital offense.
Nellie and Jackson are antiquities dealers. They were once husband and wife. Now the unsolved murder lies between them. Making their way across the vast historic landscapes of Central Asia, their companions are murderers, lovers, and a treasure trove of Tang Dynasty statuary. Everyone on this modern Silk Road is seeking justice for betrayals they’ve suffered. No one knows where their sense of honor will take them. Death lurks at every turn.
(Play radio report on the left.)