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Red Tape

David Michelson

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When the right to live is taken away by those who profit by it…An American company contracts with China to tear down the holiest temple in Tibet in order to build a low-cost factory. At a nonviolent Tibetan protest, Mason Hamilton, a 56-year-oldMoreWhen the right to live is taken away by those who profit by it…An American company contracts with China to tear down the holiest temple in Tibet in order to build a low-cost factory. At a nonviolent Tibetan protest, Mason Hamilton, a 56-year-old bitter human rights activist, videotapes Tibetans being massacred by Chinese militia. He catches on tape the U.S. Vice President shaking hands with a Chinese official while they observe the bloodbath, and also captures a leader of the American company shooting a Tibetan teen. When Mason escapes Tibet, and heads to Washington demanding that China’s oppression of Tibetans be rectified, he is murdered and the tape is stolen.Mason’s daughter, Julia Hamilton, is a tenacious, 32-year old journalist devoted to exposing the truth ever since stumbling on a heart-wrenching lie that Mason once told her. On a rare visit to his house, she finds him dead. Suspicious of the coroner’s report and the sudden dropping of his case by the FBI, Julia launches her own investigation, despite having had an estranged relationship with her father. When she encounters a trail of dead bodies linked to the tape, and receives a surprise copy, she enlists the aid of her father’s daring and handsome attorney, Brad Benson. Together, they dodge a malicious assailant, overcome inner demons from their past, and unravel a shocking conspiracy that rocks the foundation of Corporate America, China, and the White House.Woven through the fast-paced, modern day thriller is an account of China’s destruction of Tibet. With a million Tibetans having been killed by the Chinese since invading Tibet in 1949 and thousands still tortured for their allegiance to the Dalai Lama, Julia comes to understand why her father was so passionate about Tibet regaining its autonomy within China. Her quest leads her to the Dalai Lama where she becomes introduced to spiritual principles that unexpectedly transform her and help heal her long-held anger toward her father.Red Tape also explores the complexity of the economic drive for products Made in China, especially in light of China’s human rights violations. With Tibetan culture hovering on extinction, Red Tape has us re-examine whether we are living according to our deepest values and calls for a more fervent commitment to the freedom, truth, and nonviolence so desperately desired in the heart of humanity. (100% of the proceeds go to the International Campaign for Tibet. For more information, visit www.savetibet.org and www.redtapethenovel.com)