By Robert C. Waggoner
Copyright 2012 Robert C. Waggoner
For some readers an historical novel or a novel that is fiction based upon fact is very desirable. I prefer the general idea rather than the specific. In other words, some authors put so much detail, such as, street names, landmarks, and other descriptions that are all well and good, but a feeling of a place and time is more comfortable to others.
In my novel, "Peking Assassin" we have at the forefront a clan of people that traces their lineage back 1.7 million years before present. That evidence comes from Younmou Man in Yunnan Province China.