"Kung delivers a touching story enriched by its strong atmosphere." Publishers Weekly, Starred Review for The Handover Mysteries "A compelling sense of place... It's an unusual debut—lyrical and suspenseful." Chicago Tribune. High in the remote Himalayas, who is the traitor—the nervous Dr. Chamba, the dashing Dr. Norsang, the beautiful nurse DaDon or the weary Swiss-Tibetan Kelsang? Xavier Vonalp takes journalist Claire Raymond to his medical project in Tibet on a quest to nail the informer betraying Tibetan patients fleeing to Nepal. Spotting the deadly turncoat is hard enough, but on the eve of their departure from Hong Kong, Claire's ex-lover Jim returns to beg a sensitive. A Korean War vet, Jim's father trained Khampas to resist the Chinese occupation of Tibet. His plane crashed in the Himalayas but no body was found. Against her better judgment, Claire investigates and before she knows it, she's smuggling a fugitive Tibetan freedom fighter to safety from Jim's deadly “discipline,” and fighting to help Xavier, trapped by the informer on espionage charges, escape a ten-year Chinese prison sentence. Who’s betraying whom? And how long can Claire risk Xavier’s project for the sake of unfinished business with Jim? In a moving culmination to the third and final volume of D. L. Kung’s "The Handover Mysteries," Claire discovers the fate of Jim's father—a symbolic finale to the end of American influence over the now-confident Beijing regime.
Novelist D. L. Kung worked as a journalist for over twenty years in Asia, mainly in Hong Kong and mainland China, for Business Week, The Economist, the Washington Post, National Public Radio and the International Herald Tribune and is the author of the trilogy, "The Handover Mysteries."
Kung won the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Humanitarian Reporting in 1991 for coverage of China's prison labor in Business Week.
Kung's interests include advocacy as a member of PEN International on behalf of Chinese writers in detention. Contact the author or order paperbacks of The Handover Mysteries direct at Eyes and Ears Editions at firstname.lastname@example.org.