The Emperor’s Tomb by Steve Berry; 2010; $26.00; 436 pages; Ballantine Books, New York, NY; 978-0-345-50549-1; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Troutdale; 4/13/15-4/15/15

Cotton, Cassiopeia, Stephanie Nell and many others get sucked into the internal politics of China as a transition of  power is about to take place.  At stake are the lives of friends of Cassiopeia and the future direction of the most populous nation in the world.  Ranging from Copenhagen to Russia to all parts of China and involving intelligence agencies from the three most powerful countries on the planet.  At the heart of the book is the question is oil a resource that can be exhausted or does the earth continually manufacture it.

Grade A

Did I enjoy it?  Yes I like the Steve Berry mixes historical fact with fiction to make an exciting modern-day story with lots of action but firmly grounded in reality.

What is with the title of the review?  The action spans from ancient China to unrest in its recent past and into the future.