This book is about a chinese holiday which ghost come to look for food.A man named Xin gets into a gaming game which can cause him his life.He did lose one eye.If you want to know the whole story then read the book is very good.
In San Francisco's Chinatown it is Yu Lan Hui, the Festival of the Hungry Ghosts which is a time when people give stuff like food and hell money to please the ghosts roaming the earth.But this time several of murders have happened,and the last victim left behind a clue which was one message:the chinese character:Ghost. The people of Chinatown are afraid that thier offerings weren't enough and it didn't please the ghosts. They also think that they are seeking revendge on Earth.But when Special Agents Mulder and Scully investigate they find a life risking lottery run by a secret society of chinese immigrants. And the one who wins, wins a large number of money. But if you lose it could mean losing your life.
The author has clearly done his work or he himself has known about this Chinese festivals long ago. I'm a Chinese and found that there are some parts of the story about the Hungry Ghosts Festival quite true but some far from reality. the Hungry Ghosts Festival is not about the dead coming back to take revenge. Instead the dead just rises and comes back to recieve their loved ones. Actually it's just a festival celebrated and prepared by us, the Chinese. Not really as scary as in the book.
This book has a good climax the book suspence you. It has alot of action and some sad parts.About when Hsin has a daugther that has cancer and he does not want her to die not like her mother.I do recomend this book to others that like mystories because it has a litle mystory you must find out in this book.