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Temple of night
Somtow, S. P.
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First edition.
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New York, NY : HarperEntertainment, [1999]

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224 pages ; 24 cm.
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Temple of Night

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Enter a young American journalist, assigned to expose the latest cover-up. Stephen is about to break the two cardinal rules of journalism: Don't fall in love. And don't get killed....

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Dreamp. 1
Part 1 The City That Never Sleepsp. 7
1. The Coffinmakerp. 9
2. The Diplomatp. 17
3. The Journalistp. 27
4. The Prostitutep. 37
5. The Interviewp. 46
6. The Shamanessp. 54
7. The Graveyardp. 59
Part 2 The Love That Never Speaksp. 81
8. The Sanctuaryp. 83
9. The Detectivep. 100
10. The Doorwayp. 105
11. The Ambassadorp. 124
12. The Hotel Roomp. 130
13. The Crowp. 141
Part 3 The Vengeance That Never Diesp. 155
14. The Amuletp. 157
15. The Madmanp. 171
16. The Underworldp. 186
17. The Riverboatp. 196
18. The Overworldp. 217
Epilogue: Ancient Wisdomp. 221