An action-adventure novel set in Taiwan. It's fast-faced, gripping, and with a deep-dive into the history of Taiwan and China.
Carved out of a mythical jade in the 8th century.
The symbol of the first Dragon Emperor, Qin Shi Huang.
The legitimizing device of the throne—
The Heirloom Seal of the Realm.
“Do you ever feel like—life is passing by, but you’ve never taken 'the plunge' to experience it?”
Sebastian Lee, a fresh college grad, travels to Taiwan to teach English in his gap year to escape from starting the dreadful nine-to-five rat race.
But when one of his students, an old Chinese Civil War veteran in his dying breath, shares the clues of the legendary jade seal with him, and Sebastian accidentally promises to help, he is suddenly pulled into this unforeseen turn of events—a deadly and perilous treasure hunt.
Accompanied by his buddy Jack and the old veteran’s granddaughter Audrey, together they race all over Taiwan, with the goal of solving the mystery of the Lost Imperial Seal—The Heirloom Seal of the Realm. They must follow the trail of clues, decipher puzzles, and fight off unknown hostiles. Along the way, they uncover murders, clandestine operations, secret passages, and even national conspiracies.
Why is the Imperial Seal of China hidden in Taiwan? Who hid it and why? And why would Sebastian’s failure to find the Heirloom Seal doom the future of Taiwan’s freedom and democracy?
If you enjoyed Dan Brown’s treasure hunts, Bruce Lee's martial arts, and Stephen King’s "voice", you’ll enjoy this action-packed, adventure thriller.