1.1 The Benign Abductor of Souls

Cover for "The Benign Abductor of Souls: Design by 陳秋芬 (Chen Chiufen)

Cover for “The Benign Abductor of Souls: Design by 陳秋芬 (Chen Chiufen)

This is my first novel. It was finished five years ago, before my son came along. I don’t exactly know why it has taken this long to publish it.  I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

The Benign Abductor of Souls

The fourteenth Dalai Lama is nearing the end of his life. He has long been a thorn in the side of the Beijing, so a secret military organisation that many believed to be defunct decides to eliminate the next Dalai Lama before he is discovered. As a conclusion to his active service, a very appropriate Chinese agent makes a convincingly genuine flight to Daramsala, in northern India, which is the home of the Tibetan government in exile. He must kidnap or kill the child who will become the next Dalai Lama.

When the great holy man dies, a callous reign of terror is visited upon the lives of each of the three emissaries who will begin their search for the last Dalai Lama, two years hence.

The next Dalai Lama has been chosen partly because he will be living within a Han society, in Taiwan, where he will learn about the character of Tibet’s greatest enemy while his spirit guide chaperones his transition from novice to leader. On the small Island, it is assumed that he will be insignificant and safe from the attentions of both the media and the Beijing government, which could never imagine that its greatest enemy would be hidden among its own kind. However, the child’s future becomes so uncertain that even his spirit guide doubts their chances of survival.


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