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The Ninth Buddha

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  97 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A 10-year-old boy is inexplicably kidnapped at knifepoint and swept off into the mysterious East. His father, former British intelligence agent Christopher Wylam, launches a frantic search, finding him in a gilded Buddhist monastery. Wylam battles to rescue his son, seen by some as a mystical reincarnation, and by others as a pawn in a war of unfolding nightmares. HC: Doub ...more
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Published by HarperPrism (first published May 22nd 1989)
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Mary JL
Mar 29, 2009 Mary JL rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: thriller and action fans; or if interested in Tibet
Recommended to Mary JL by: Found at book sale
Shelves: action-adventure
In 1920, a former member of British Intelligence has retired and returned to England. His wife has died and he is raising his ten year old son, Wiliam, alone. Then William is abducted at knifepoint. Now Major Christopher Wylan finds himself in a unusual chase acroos the world--ending in Tibet.

That is basically it. The book jacket said "breath-taking thriller" but I did not find it breath taking at all. It was merely an average action yarn. I tried it because of the unusual time frame and locale
There isn't something really bad about this book - except that it's mostly a sad story and not thrilling at all.
I expected it to be a good thriller, but for me it wasn't.
The aspect of the book I most enjoyed was the descriptions of Tibet and the surrounding countryside. As a book, the plot was odd and had a very unsatisfactory ending.
Jay Allan Storey
I love this kind of escapist, exotic adventure story. I especially liked the settings, in the mountains of Tibet. Strictly entertainment, but I enjoyed it.
Ejaz Gosani
A book that taught me to first imagine an adventure in order to live it
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