It is 1932. In a remote Asian kingdom, an American envoy has vanished. In Washington, D.C., a bureaucrat suddenly dies in his office. And the Imperial Japanese army has invaded China. One man believes these events are related. One man can stop the horror of a 500-year-old murder weapon. One man--who is not about to allow being dead to stand in his way. More
The year is 1932. Returning from a deadly adventure in the jungles of Brazil, Eric Reinhold, his sister Kate, and his friends Ted Kane, Damien Pierrot, and T. J. Gillis find that Eric and Kate's father, an American ambassador and government trouble-shooter, has vanished on a trip to the little-known central Asian kingdom of Quanyu. When Kate travels to Washington to seek to find out why their father went to Quanyu, her contact mysteriously dies and she is kidnapped, narrowly escaping after a harrowing struggle.
Death follows the crew as they sail to Asia, crossing into China in the midst of the Japanese invasion. Once in Quanyu, they are caught up in a web of deceit, secrecy, and rebellion. As they attempt to sift through the shifting alliances of church and state, murder is ever at their elbow, murder in the form of a 500-year-old weapon of assassination that makes no sound, and leaves no survivors. If they cannot find this weapon before it is seized by the encroaching Japanese empire, the entire course of history may be changed, and the entire Western world could fall to the terror of this invisible killer.
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