Bio: Born in San Francisco, Donald C. Lee recieved his BA in History and Philosophy at Pomona College. Hew was a Fullbright Scholar at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. After serving as a Marine Corps Officer and studying French at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, he earned a Masters Degree in Philosophy at Berkely, and a P.H.D. in Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. He taught Philosophy at the University of Mexico for 25 years, and at Shaanxi Teacher's University in Xian, China, the year ending in the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989. Author of an academic book, many articles and reviews, he turned to fiction in his retirement years. He enjoys snorkeling, travel, hiking, and lives with Irene and their cat, Torrey in La Jolla, California.
Set in England and France in the year 1209, A Fool's Disciple is an absorbing novel of history, mystery and adventure filled with psychological overtones. This picaresque, romantic, coming-of-age story of a young monk who becomes a knight is salted with a dash of fantasy and peppered with a sprinkle of philosophy.
During the two month period of political turmoil in Xi'an, China, which climaxed in the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989, the lives of an American professor and a young Chinese couple are intertwined as they take part in a deadly riot, a hunger strike, attempted immolation, the Tiananmen Square incident, and more.