Art Theft & Sex Trafficking
The Mystery of the Ming Connection is a light-hearted and riveting page turner with two serious themes: international art theft and sex trafficking.
Boomer retirees become Sleuths
The story opens with the theft of a valuable Ming Dynasty jar from the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dr. Sandra Troux and her life long friends, Bobbi Power and Lizbet Sheridan, are quickly engaged in pursuing the elusive Gold Scarf Man, the probable art thief, across Korea and China. Two additional thefts of Ming porcelains from Seoul and Beijing threaten to set off an international scandal that is overshadowed only by a series of scurrilous kidnappings of local and foreign girls and young women—the closest to home being Bobbi’s college-student daughter Sophie Rose, adopted from China as an infant.
At the site of each theft and kidnapping is left a curious coin on which is engrave
d the words in Chinese characters — "Taina Ziping" and a right-facing swastika, the hideous sign of the Nazis. Two of the words on the coin hark back to the Taiping Rebellion of 1800s China. But what do the other two words mean and why is the Nazi symbol engraved on it as well? Is the coin left as a clue, an arrogant calling card, or a threat? And what does the Taiping Rebellion, the Nazi swastika, the desire for a valuable gold and diamond bracelet, art thefts and kidnapping all have to do with each other?
Chased on the Great Wall of China
In a series of thrilling chases and adventures—by horseback on the Great Wall, through the streets of Beijing in a blinding blizzard, and underground in a secret Xian tunnel system filled with cells of trafficked girls, Sandy and her sister sleuths pursue the heinous criminals to unravel the mystery of the Ming connection. The book’s climatic chapter brings the super shero trio face to face with the surprising and heart-stopping solution of The Mystery of the Ming Connection.
NOW here is another mystery: WHO IS CRYSTAL SHARPE? AND WHY IS HER BOOK FEATURED ON VABOOMER?
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