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Summary: "A terrifying odyssey in present-day China . . . with the protagonist pursued by the Chinese and American governments alike in a global panorama. A totally captivating page-turner with vivid, first-hand details and nuanced multi-cultural facets."--Qiu Xiaolong, author of The Mao Case"Lisa Brackmann's Rock Paper Tiger is a compelling debut that takes you deep into the dangerous, complicated heart of modern China, with a tough and appealing heroine in Ellie."--Jeff Abbott, author of Trust MeAmerican Iraq War veteran Ellie Cooper is down and out in Beijing when a chance encounter with a Uighur--a member of a Chinese Muslim minority--at the home of her sort-of boyfriend Lao Zhang turns her life upside down. Lao Zhang disappears, and suddenly multiple security organizations are hounding her for information. They say the Uighur is a terrorist. Ellie doesn't know what's going on, but she must decide whom to trust among the artists, dealers, collectors, and operatives claiming to be on her side--in particular, a mysterious organization operating within a popular online role-playing game. As she tries to elude her pursuers, she's haunted by memories of Iraq. Is what she did and saw there at the root of the mess she's in now?Lisa Brackmann has worked as a motion picture executive and an issues researcher in a presidential campaign. A southern California native, she's lived and traveled extensively in China. She lives in Venice, California.
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Trying to lose herself in Beijing's world of performance artists and online gamers; life is turned upside-down after meeting a Muslim fugitive; friend goes missing; security organizations are hounding her for information.