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(Ross Lamos Mystery #1)

4.12  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Forbidden love, the Imperial Court of the Han Dynasty, jades worth millions on the black market ... Ross Lamos, 21stCentury Karmic Detective, knows that somehow, the history of the three jades is his as well.Yu, the Stone of Heaven, jade art born from the genius of ancient China. Lamos has built his career dealing Asian art and antiquities by hiding his very useful psychic ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Pen & Publish
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Mar 17, 2011 Alan rated it it was amazing
Ross Lamos has built a successful career in dealing with Asian art and antiquities. His specialty is jade carvings, and his astonishing gift is his psychic touch, that is, whenever he holds jade, the stone’s yu (its internal chi power) reveals its history to Lamos. He sees visions of what the stones have witnessed.

The story begins when a mysterious woman enters the antique shop where Lamos works, asking him to appraise three carved jade stones. The stones are all from the same period, Han Dynast
PJ Swanwick
Sep 13, 2012 PJ Swanwick rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, spiritual
Literary reincarnation novel a must-read for Buddhist mystery fans

(Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars) Read "Yü" to explore how passion and murder can transcend centuries as Ross Lamos uses his powerful Touch to unfurl the stories of the prince, the emperor, and the concubine bound within three jade objects. Read "Yü" for the haiku-like perfection of the jade stories themselves. Read "Yü" for the vibrant historical details, the taut mystery, the secret romance. But if you're a fan of spiritual fiction
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May 08, 2012 DeAnna Knippling rated it really liked it
This is not your typical mystery; it doesn't have a typical mystery structure. It's more of a past-meets-present kind of novel in which the main character must use special powers to investigate historical artifacts and dig out a hidden truth. More like Possession by A.S. Byatt than Agatha Christie.

Apprentice antiquties dealer Ross Lamos has the touch - he can pick up the stories of any object he handles, if it has a story to tell. Three ancient Chinese jades come to him through a mysterious woma
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This was a fun read. Which voice is speaking? What era am I in? There was plenty to keep my busy little mind occupied. This was not the predictable mystery that I have solved by the time the characters are introduced. I'll definitely watch for more my Joy Shayne Laughter.
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Fourth-generation Hoosier, but in love with the whole world, and trying to see as much of it as possible; just found a small independent publisher for my first novel; two and a half decades as a freelance journalist and essayist; fifteen years learning screenwriting before realizing it was about the prose all along.

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