San Francisco, 1989: Forty years after Mao and his People’s Liberation Army transformed China for all time, Dr. Lili Quan embarks on a journey that will also change her life forever.
To honor her mother’s dying wish that Lili ‘return home, ‘ Lili reluctantly sets out for China.
Lili, a passionate idealist, begins an extraordinary journel filled with remarkable discoveries, from meeting and falling in love with Chi-Wen Zhou, a victim of the Cutural Revolution and zealous Taoist, to finding Dr. Ni-Fu Cheng, the grandfather Lili believed had died years ago.
Dr. Cheng has made the most earth-shattering discovery of the century, pursued by greedy and unscrupulous men. His only relative,Lili becomes a pawn in a deadly and dangerous international game. As the competitors vie for control of the secret, her life is in jeopardy.
Before she can hold the key to her future, Lili must unlock the deadly secrets of the past.