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John Pearson wanted to escape civilization for a few peaceful weeks of hiking in the remote land of Tibet. His vacation is disrupted when he catches Sherab, a severely beaten and starved Tibetan woman, attempting to rob him. In trying to help the mistreated woman, John unwittingly becomes a fugitive from justice. It is not until he discovers Sherab's terrible secret that John realizes how much danger they are now facing. The Chinese government's military forces will stop at nothing to silence Sherab, and prevent her from leaving occupied Tibet. Pursued relentlessly, John and Sherab desperately search for a way out of the country. Only one route remains open to them, but can they survive the forbidding Tibetan wilderness while staying ahead of their pursuers?
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Tibetan culture, and a cold, desolate landscape form a colorful backdrop to a tale of dangerous pursuit, unspeakable atrocities, and survival against all odds.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   surviving elements in wilderness    -   being chased through wilderness Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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