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The Ninth Buddha

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  144 Ratings  ·  8 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 28, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  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
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, adventure
Ωραια περιπετεια με αρκετο σασπενς!!!!!!!!!!
Mary Josefina Cade
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
‘The Ninth Buddha’ is an extraordinary book. The amazingly vivid descriptions and images have left me with an intense sense of pain and beauty, the joys and suffering of the characters. So much so, that I’m unable to read anything else just yet as I’m working through the impressions left by events in the story. Some of which are based on historical people and incidents.

Daniel Easterman’s powerful imagination took me on a time travel journey. I felt I was actually there with Christopher, struggli
Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
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.
Feb 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011, thriller
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.
TOTO from Kansas
Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not an easy read but interestingly pretty graphic violence!, but a good story.
Ejaz Gosani
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A book that taught me to first imagine an adventure in order to live it
Jay Storey
Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
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