By Pam Chun
While well known artwork background professor Miki Ai’Lee returns domestic to Hawaii after 12 years, she runs into her old flame, Alex, who bears scars he's unwilling to provide an explanation for. He tracks paintings and temple thieves within the steamy jungles of Southeast Asia. She prospers within the high-society glamour of paintings creditors. Now her grandmother is able to percentage their family’s darkest mystery, if merely Miki will pay attention. while the previous global of culture and the hot global of chance collide—forcing Miki to select from the guy she loves and the background that holds her—she unearths that the whispers of culture are once more at odds together with her personal wishes. Even worse, Miki and Alex’s households have recognized one another for 4 generations. 4 generations of animosity and demise, corrupt politics, and foreign homicide.
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FBG At the sound of our footsteps in the driveway, my father straightened on his gardening stool in the front yard and peered up from under his “Ai’Lee for Senator” baseball cap. Kam Ai’Lee had a wiry body, youthfully agile for seventy. Only his thick, wavy hair, once jet-black, belied his age, growing more salt-and-pepper each year. He was tall for a Chinese, about five foot ten. The rest of him was as Chinese as his conservative Confucian beliefs: the fair skin and high cheekbones of the northern Han, and the wellshaped muscular body, black hair, piercing dark almond eyes, and full lips of the southern Pearl River Delta men.
When your brother comes for dinner, you’ll see. ” He turned back to the dark cool earth. Then he stopped. He thumped the ground with his knuckle and smoothed the dirt with his hands around the edges of a large oval. ” He The Lure of Ghosts and Gods k 17 lifted a gigantic turtle, a foot and a half across. “Every once in a while, I see him sunning himself on the rocks in my planting beds. ” My father sat back on the steaming grass, a nostalgic look softening his tanned face. ” I plucked the heavy critter from his hands.
Monks, fop see, knelt in a meditative trance as monks had done for centuries. Through the clouds of incense I was startled to see Alex Demming turn from where he had been studying the Buddhas and Bodhisattva statues in the back of the temple. His head was bent over a leather notebook marked by dark stains and worn edges. Alex, a look of surprise on his face, stopped writing when he saw me. He shoved his battered pen into the pocket of his denim shorts and strode towards us. The Lure of Ghosts and Gods k 27 I felt a sudden jolt, the deja vu nightmare of tumbling from the sky.