This new novel explores war, the weaponry which feeds it, the men who will lie and cheat and kill to attain their aim; and the innocent lives caught ... Show synopsis This new novel explores war, the weaponry which feeds it, the men who will lie and cheat and kill to attain their aim; and the innocent lives caught up in the schemes of money and power. And a little child shall lead them ...In northern India a ten-year-old boy called Tensing Rinpoche is being interrogated by three M16 agents. A tape-recorder turns; there is no air conditioning, no fan. Everyone but the boy is sweating: his tale is one so incredible that none dares believe it. The child appears to be the reincarnation of a dead British secret agent: his knowledge is that of a grown man, Matthew Hyde, who disappeared in China's Sinkiang province whilst investigating the links between Iraqi nuclear scientists and Chinese research bases. Somewhere -- and only the boy knows the secret -- there is a massive conspiracy to supply Saddam Hussein with a weapon against which there can be no defence. This crackling Easterman story tells of treachery, and of the courage which may conquer it. Travelling from London to Washington, from India to China, to the Taklamakan desert and the forbidden zone of Lop Nor, it encompasses fear, love, heroism and extraordinary adventure.