The Chinese Alchemist by Lynn Hamilton
Paperback. Condition: Fair/Good-. 2008. Berkley.
Antiques dealer Lara McClintoch is targeted by ruthless criminals while tying to recover an eighth-century Tang Dynasty silver box-with an alchemical formula for the elixir of immortality etched on the inside of the lid. The rare item holds the key not only to the mysterious death of a museum curator, but to Lara's own survival.
Book 11 in the Archeological Mystery series.