Trouble precedes Ardis Cole to the site of a Han Dynasty tomb in China. Dr. Yong Po, who has asked for her assistance, is being stalked by a person wearing a crimson opera mask. Ardis is concerned when her co-worker, Grant Merlin, fails to arrive at the project, and his ex-wife, Sheri, takes his place. More problems arise when Sheri is attacked on the cliffs by the same masked intruder. Ardis’ search for the tomb of emperor Sun Yan leads to ancient intrigue surrounding a captive princess, referred to in his poetry as the “Lady of White Jade.” As Ardis delves deeper into the tomb’s secret, a centuries old crime of passion is eerily replayed in the present.
Targeted Age Group:: General Readership
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
A fabulous, exotic trip to China and a visit through an old tea plantation was the inspiration for this mystery set China. We were also fascinated by the many tombs which still remain unexcavated throughout China and the fascinating legends that surround them.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Ardis Cole is a continuing heroine throughout our archaeological mystery series. The other characters arose from the plot and the unique setting.
Vickie Britton and her sister Loretta Jackson are the author of over forty novels. They have traveled extensively overseas to find settings for their archaeological adventures– the eight-book archaeological Ardis Cole Mystery Series and the Arla Vaughn Pre-Columbian Treasure Series.
The sisters are also authors of the Wyoming Jeff McQuede High Country Mystery Series: Murder in Black and White, Whispers of the Stones, and Stealer of Horses.
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