THE TRAIL TO BUDDHA'S MIRROR by Don Winslow

THE TRAIL TO BUDDHA'S MIRROR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Neal Carey, the Smollett-loving specialist in finding people who don't want to be found (A Cool Breeze on the Underground, 1990), is hustled off to San Francisco to drag AWOL pesticide expert Robert Pendleton away from china doll Li Lan and back to paternal corporation AgriTech. But the fireworks that erupt after Neal's found the happy couple make him wonder whether gorgeous, talented painter Li Lan isn't actually a Communist agent who's trying to woo Pendleton back to her country; by the time Neal has been taken prisoner in the Walled City of Hong Kong, he's already gotten the Communists, the CIA, and AgriTech ready to burn him. And more trouble lies ahead, as shadowy patriarch Xao Xiyang and his treacherous underling Peng plot against each other to manipulate Neal into exposing Pendleton and Li Lan in a climax that still has room for a surprise or two. Despite Nears inveterate habit of wising off in his mind's mouth, this is a sturdy two evenings' worth of entertainment.

Pub Date: March 18th, 1992
ISBN: 1935415255
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: St. Martin's