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Passion and Peril on the Silk Road
It starts with murder in Manhattan. Before long, Nellie Mackenzie and Taylor Jackson find themselves at opposite ends of the Karakoram Highway. Nellie is headed north through tribal Pakistan, where vengeance killings are a way of life. Jackson is headed south along the desert routes of western China, where smuggling national treasures is a capital offense. Nellie and Jacks ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published November 28th 2008 by Createspace
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Sep 09, 2010 Elli rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who wants a real heavy & gutsy no-holds-barred thriller!
This is a real thriller! Starts with a murder and ends with more and plenty of attempts along the way. Trading with arts and antiquities dealers with a fine line between that thieving and smuggling. The Silk Road, the competitiveness of collectors and dealers and some romance and a few significant affairs in the backdrop. Lots of action!
I sketched scenes for my first novel during a gonzo road trip through Central Asia. With my future husband, I endured landslides, village lockdowns, and cold-water shangri-las... bought ancient beads and carpets from refugees... survived being conned and being arrested. I discovered that traveling the borderline between wonder and insanity creates the most anxious characters and the most chilling ...moreMore about Susan Barrett Price