Randall Chen, Overseer of the Mission of Ezra, has been sent back to 19th-century China to protect a priceless treasure hidden in the Forbidden City - a treasure beyond compare, on which hangs the fate of the world, a treasure for which men will destroy nations.Stuck between the armies of the British Empire, The Chinese Emperor and the Mongol Lord, Randall must ensure that history stays on course and the future is safeguarded.
But no one can predict what Randall Chen will do when faced with the Empress Ci Xi, an irresistible woman with an insatiable lust for power. Has he betrayed the mission or been betrayed by The Enterprise Corporation, which sent him into the past? And will Wilson Dowling get there in time to save the future?
His fast-growing fan base will love this next thriller from Christopher Ride.
As the British and French descend upon China following the end of the Second Opium War, time traveler Randall Chen has been sent back to protect a sacred tree from destruction and keep history on course, but his mettle is tested when faced with the temptations of Empress Ci Xi. Chris Ride blends historical fiction and fantasy in this imaginative tale, which is given a palpable intrigue by Tyler Coppin, who has a smoky and deliberate tone. Coppin's wide array of accents is impressive and crucial, helping to make Ride's characters well-defined and memorable.
"A terrific read. What a page turner. It's damned exciting and will take you on an adventure that covers the world and crosses generations... you'll be on the edge of your seat." (The Daily Telegraph)
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