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Murders and mysteries abound in a remote Tibetan village in this novel in the Edgar Award-winning series. Shan Tao Yun, formerly an investigator in Beijing, has been asked to help save a comatose man. The man is believed to be guilty of two murders in which the victims' arms were removed-but when the detective arrives, he discovers that the suspect is not actually Tibetan, but Navajo. The man has come here with his niece, seeking the ancestral ties between their people and the ancient Bon. Together with his friends, the monks Gendun and Lokesh, Shan must not only sort out the crime's true perpetrator, but attempt to solve the riddle of a mountain that is said to be the place "where the world begins"
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