A six hundred year old legend brought to life~a heart stopping race against history?Phitsanulok, October 1465 AD. The long lost Ming Emperor Jianwen is secretly and finally laid to rest in the northern reaches of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. An Ayutthaya court official oversees the interment amidst the horrified screams of the Ming diplomats who accompany their emperor into the darkness. Boston, July 1998. A Boston City police detective is banished from his city for helping to create a scandal which could plunge the city into chaos. He is told to never return.Chiang Mai, October 2003. Sam Collins, a former Boston City Police detective, is happily retired in Chiang Mai, Thailand when his world is suddenly turned upside down. Innocently helping a friend track down a colleague, Sam finds himself entangled in a mystery over 600 years old. From the picturesque Mae Hong Song mountain hamlet of Pai to the alluring go-go bars of Pattaya, Sam is lured into a deadly race against time and history. Sex, murder, and mayhem are his constant companions as he journeys throughout Thailand in quest of the long forgotten Ming Inheritance.