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Oracle Lake

3.60  ·  Rating Details  ·  55 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"A cliff-hanger in every sense.... Brilliantly imagined, fiercely authentic and wholly gripping."
--Literary Review (UK)

The Indian town of McLeod Ganj has been home to the Dalai Lama for more than forty years. Now, the Dalai Lama is dead, and his followers can only conceal his death for so long before word spreads to the rest of world. Maggie Walsh, a daring British photo-j
Hardcover, USA Edition, 416 pages
Published July 10th 2007 by Minotaur Books (first published 2003)
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Jun 30, 2015 Elizabeth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tibet, dalai-lama
It felt weird to be reading about the death of a man who is still alive.
May 08, 2010 Tom rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful story!

Paul Adam has imagined what might happen when the Dalai Lama dies and is reborn. This story of political intrigue, betrayal, loyalty, and courage is heartwarming and moving as well as very informative about the plight of Tibet and her people.

Highly recommended.
Oct 27, 2009 Emma rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paul-adam
The book is about the hunt for the new Dalai Lama. Some journalist woman tags along and annoys on just about every page. She even tries to shag a monk but gets turned down (and never has LOL been more appropriate).
Nov 19, 2007 Heather rated it it was ok
Shelves: suspense-mystery
I didn't really enjoy this book and probably won't pick up another by this author.
Mar 21, 2008 Alan rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Tibet based. Good for Heinrich Herrer fans.
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nicely written... enjoyed the ride
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Paul Adam has written eleven critically-acclaimed thrillers for adults. His books have sold widely around the world and have been translated into several foreign languages.

He is also the author of the Max Cassidy Series of thrillers for children.

Paul Adam has also written television and film scripts. He lives in
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