Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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Prologue

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pp. 1-26

When April was gone, disappeared into the center of the world, her voice in his head would still insist that he had planned everything—not just the night in Samarkand but all that surrounded it. It was in the Burling character...

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Book One

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pp. 27-120

Lindstrom’s plane picked up speed as it sliced through the clouds; below the cover, fires burned on the ground. Smoke rose from the crossing of twin brown tracks, and he saw red-brick communes surrounded by fields...

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Book Two

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pp. 121-213

Yong and Lindstrom had spent a long night in a stable on the edge of Anhe. Attached by a courtyard to a gray mud-brick house, it stood at a place where the narrow lane from town dropped abruptly down a dirt bank...

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Book Three

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pp. 215-346

Yong and Lindstrom got to Shanghai on an afternoon train, riding in the hard-seat compartment with a nation of grandmothers, babies, and young men in blue shirts and sports jackets...

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Epilogue

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pp. 347-352

The shipping container was tightly packed with cartons, stacked on pallets two high and ten deep to the back of the long narrow space. Each box held a small motor, cushioned in Styrofoam, that weighed...