Rate this book. From the author of Bangkok 8 , a head-spinning new novel that puts us back in the company of the inimitable Royal Thai Police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep. From the author of the best seller Bangkok 8 , a head-spinning new novel that puts us back in the company of the inimitable Royal Thai Police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep. It's bad: he was CIA. But the truth will be harder to come by, and it will require Sonchai to find an ever-more-delicate balance between his ambition and his Buddhism, while running the gamut of Bangkok's drug dealers, prostitutes, bad cops, worse military, and the pitfalls of his own melting heart Chanya!
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But even Sonchai is not prepared for what he discovers at the end of his investigation. Contains sexually explicit content Killing customers just isn't good for business.
Is there nothing to be done? Will we have to let dear Chanya go? The question can only be decided by Police Colonel Vikorn, who owns most of the shares in the Old Man's Club and who is on his way in his Bentley. Like my mother's, my eyes cannot stop flicking across the empty bar to the stool where Chanya's flimsy silver dress just enough silk to cover nipples and butt drapes and drips.
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Well, the dripping was slight and is more or less finished a rusty stain on the floor turning black as it dries , but in more than a decade as a detective in the Royal Thai Police, I have never seen a garment so blood-soaked. The strength of the series comes not only from the setting but Burdett's chief protagonist - Sonchai, probably the only policeman in town who doesn't take bribes, is a Buddhist whose investigative methods include dream messages from a former now dead partner and glimpses into his suspects' lives.
To understand Sonchai and the country he works in we have to recalibrate our moral compass and put away our Westernized belief that we can to a greater or lesser extent control fate and instead accept the more philosophical Buddhist outlook - a religion that brings new meaning to the expression "better luck next time". Reviewed by BookBrowse Review Team. Full Review words. This review is available to non-members for a limited time.
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For full access, become a member today. At the age of 50 John Burdett gave up his life as a partner in a premier law firm with a luxury apartment on "The Peak" in Hong Kong, sold his worldly possessions and set out to try his hand at what he'd wanted to do all along - write books. He is now about 55 and the author of four books including the two Bangkok thrillers starring Sonchai Jitpleecheep.
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