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Dragon Bones - A Novel

Lisa See

When the body of an American archaeologist is found floating in the Yangzi River, Ministry of Public Security agent Liu Hulan and her husband, American attorney David Stark, are dispatched to Site 518 to investigate. As Hulan scrutinizes this death-or is it a murder?-David, on behalf of the National Relics Bureau, tries to discover who has stolen from the site an artifact that may prove to the world China's claim that it is the oldest uninterrupted civilization on earth. This artifact is not only an object of great monetary value but one that is emblematic of the very soul of China. Everyone-from the Chinese government, to a religious cult, to an unscrupulous American art collector-wants this relic, and some, it seems, may be willing to kill to get it. At stake in this investigation is control of China's history and national pride, and even stability between China and the United States. The troubled Hulan must overcome her own fears of failure, while David tries desperately to break through the shell that has built up around his wife. As Hulan and David are enmeshed in international schemes for power and the turbulence of their own relationship, these hunters after the truth become the hunted-in a fast-driving narrative set against the backdrop of the building of the Three Gorges Dam, the largest and most expensive project China has undertaken since the Great Wall and the subject of great international debate. It is here, in the heart of the Three Gorges, that David and Hulan will battle their enemies and their own natures to see who will win China's dragon bones. Dragon Bones combines ancient myth with contemporary anxieties concerning religious fanaticism and terrorism to tell a story of love, betrayal, history, ecology, greed-and gory murder. From the Hardcover edition.

When the body of an American archaeologist is found floating in the Yangzi River, Ministry of Public Security agent Liu Hulan and her husband, American attorney David Stark, are dispatched to Site 518 to investigate. As Hulan scrutinizes this death-or is it a murder?-David, on behalf of the National Relics Bureau, tries to discover who has stolen from the site an artifact that may prove to the world China's claim that it is the oldest uninterrupted civilization on earth. This artifact is not only an object of great monetary value but one that is emblematic of the very soul of China. Everyone-from the Chinese government, to a religious cult, to an unscrupulous American art collector-wants this relic, and some, it seems, may be willing to kill to get it. At stake in this investigation is control of China's history and national pride, and even stability between China and the United States. The troubled Hulan must overcome her own fears of failure, while David tries desperately to break through the shell that has built up around his wife. As Hulan and David are enmeshed in international schemes for power and the turbulence of their own relationship, these hunters after the truth become the hunted-in a fast-driving narrative set against the backdrop of the building of the Three Gorges Dam, the largest and most expensive project China has undertaken since the Great Wall and the subject of great international debate. It is here, in the heart of the Three Gorges, that David and Hulan will battle their enemies and their own natures to see who will win China's dragon bones. Dragon Bones combines ancient myth with contemporary anxieties concerning religious fanaticism and terrorism to tell a story of love, betrayal, history, ecology, greed-and gory murder. From the Hardcover edition.
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When the body of an American archaeologist is found floating in the Yangzi River, Ministry of Public Security agent Liu Hulan and her husband, American attorney David Stark, are dispatched to Site 518 to investigate. As Hulan scrutinizes this death-or is it a murder?-David, on behalf of the National Relics Bureau, tries to discover who has stolen from the site an artifact that may prove to the world China's claim that it is the oldest uninterrupted civilization on earth. This artifact is not only an object of great monetary value but one that is emblematic of the very soul of China. Everyone-from the Chinese government, to a religious cult, to an unscrupulous American art collector-wants this relic, and some, it seems, may be willing to kill to get it. At stake in this investigation is control of China's history and national pride, and even stability between China and the United States. The troubled Hulan must overcome her own fears of failure, while David tries desperately to break through the shell that has built up around his wife. As Hulan and David are enmeshed in international schemes for power and the turbulence of their own relationship, these hunters after the truth become the hunted-in a fast-driving narrative set against the backdrop of the building of the Three Gorges Dam, the largest and most expensive project China has undertaken since the Great Wall and the subject of great international debate. It is here, in the heart of the Three Gorges, that David and Hulan will battle their enemies and their own natures to see who will win China's dragon bones. Dragon Bones combines ancient myth with contemporary anxieties concerning religious fanaticism and terrorism to tell a story of love, betrayal, history, ecology, greed-and gory murder. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Janet Song

Length:

11h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:15


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:23


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:46


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:13


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:21


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:12


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:41


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:39


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:11


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:50


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:59


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:43


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:24


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:13


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:40


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:20


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:29


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:05


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:22


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:32


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:47


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:24


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:40


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:44


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:33


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:32


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:05


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:09


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:46


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:38


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:24


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:08


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:50


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:01


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:27


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

00:25