From the book jacket: Naive Vincent Saunders has graduated from college, left his small hometown in
Illinois, and arrived in Taiwan as a Christian volunteer. After opening a
ministry house, he meets a wealthy Taiwanese businessman, Mr. Gwa, who tells
Vincent that on his far travels to western China he has discovered a beautiful
young woman living near the famous landmark Heaven Lake. In
exchange for a sum of money, will Vincent travel to China on Gwa's behalf, take
part in a counterfeit marriage, and bring her back to Taiwan for Gwa to marry
Vincent initially says no but before long an ill-advised relationship with a local girl forces him to abandon the ministry house and sends him on a path toward spiritual reckoning - it also causes him to reconsider Gwa's extraordinary proposition. As Vincent travels further into China his journey ...
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