Claudia, an English student down on her luck, meets Paul in a bar in Paris, agrees to accompany him to Burma, and finds herself travelling back in time to a magical country where oxcarts outnumber automobiles, enchantment rubs shoulders with poverty, and the government has resorted to wholesale drug trafficking to keep the economy afloat. But Paul has enemies who want to see him dead. Magic turns into nightmare, the journey becomes a flight - and then Claudia finds out what Paul really wants her do to.
Caroline was dead. She had been dead for two years, two months, and 27 days.
In any case, she would never have set foot in a place like this. Far less sat at the bar alone, a target for the eyes and minds of every casual male drinker in the place.
Still it was odd how th...