"Michael McRae has a bar-room tale knack for describing the flavors and rhythms of remote destinations."
"McRae is the secret adventurer within us all, the artful voyager down the far edges of the known world by the odd, the mysterious, and the beautiful."
– Joe Kane
"In THE SIEGE OF SHANGRI-LA, Michael McRae expertly guides us down a river of fable and succeeds in the considerable task of making it real. But here’s his greater trick: In making it real, McRae does nothing to rob this fabulously fabulous place of its enchanting purchase on our literary and exploratory souls."
-Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers
From the Hardcover edition.