Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2008. SIGNED first edition - " A Mystery of Colonial America" - the first book in a new series by this author best known for his series set in Tibet - but like that series, this also involves the need to understand different cultures and spirits. "Aboard a British convict ship bound for the New World, protagonist Duncan McCallum witnesses a series of murders and apparent suicides among his fellow Scottish prisoners. [He] is thrust into the bloody maw of the French and Indian War and finds himself exploring a frontier world shrouded in danger and defying death in a wilderness populated by European settlers, Indian shamans, and mysterious scalping parties." SIGNED on the title page. 456 pp.
Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (some toning to the edges of the textblock).