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The Man with the Baltic Stare (Inspector O Novels)

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Publisher Comments:

The mysterious Inspector O is once again drawn into a web of concessions and cover-ups in the newest mystery from critically acclaimed author James Church.

Autumn brings unwelcome news to Inspector O: wrenched from retirement, he has been ordered to Pyongyang for an assignment. The two Koreas are now cooperating--very quietly--to maintain stability in the North. Stability requires compromise; stability requires peace; stability requires that O investigate a crime of passion committed by the young man who has been selected as the best leader of a transition government. 

O is instructed to make sure the case goes away. Then he learns that several groups—remnants of the old regime, foreign powers, rival gangs—all want a piece of the action, and all make clear that if O values his life, he will not get in their way. O isnt sure where his loyalties lie, and he doesnt have much time to figure out whether ‘tis better to be noble or be dead.

Once again, James Churchs spare, lyrical writing illuminates an unfamiliar landscape of whispers and shadows, a place few outsiders have ever experienced. The Man with the Baltic Stare is a chilling, atmospheric noir—a fascinating response to the works of Martin Cruz Smith and John Le Carre.

Review:

"Church, the pseudonym of a former U.S. intelligence officer with many years experience in Asia, audaciously sets his fourth North Korean mystery (after 2008's Bamboo and Blood) in 2016, five years after series hero Inspector O was allowed to leave the Ministry of People's Security before retirement age. O received that boon in exchange for a promise to keep mum on secrets about the ruling elite he'd learned from his grandfather. O lives as a virtual recluse for half a decade until a summons to Pyongyang drags him back into the fray. After a series of cryptic encounters, the inspector finally learns that he must go to Macau to solve the murder of a high-priced prostitute, whose corpse was chopped up into pieces. The local authorities suspect the killer to be the young man being groomed to become the new leader of North Korea. Church once again shows an extraordinary ability to bring that enigmatic country to life, a feat made even more impressive by the wholly plausible near-future setting. Satisfied readers will hail Church as the equal of le Carré. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Inspector O is wrenched from retirement and ordered back to Pyongyang for a final assignment: lead an investigation into a crime of passion committed by the young man who has been selected as the best possible leader of a transition government.

Synopsis:

From the author of the critically acclaimed Inspector O series comes another riveting novel set in the mysterious world of North Korea
 
Autumn brings unwelcome news to Inspector O: he has been wrenched from retirement and ordered back to Pyongyang for a final assignment. The two Koreas, he learns, are now cooperating—very quietly—to maintain stability in the North. Stability requires that Inspector O lead an investigation into a crime of passion committed by the young man who has been selected as the best possible leader of a transition government. O is instructed to make sure that the case goes away. Remnants of the old regime, foreign powers, rival gangs—all want a piece of the action, and all make it clear that if O values his life, he will not get in their way. O isnt sure where his loyalties lie, and he doesnt have much time to figure out whether ‘tis better to be noble or be dead.

About the Author

JAMES CHURCH (pseudonym) is a former Western intelligence officer with decades of experience in Asia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312372927
Subtitle:
An Inspector O Novel
Author:
Church, James
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Thrillers/General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/International Mystery & Crime
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Inspector O Novels
Series Volume:
No. 4
Publication Date:
20110816
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Church, the pseudonym of a former U.S. intelligence officer with many years experience in Asia, audaciously sets his fourth North Korean mystery (after 2008's Bamboo and Blood) in 2016, five years after series hero Inspector O was allowed to leave the Ministry of People's Security before retirement age. O received that boon in exchange for a promise to keep mum on secrets about the ruling elite he'd learned from his grandfather. O lives as a virtual recluse for half a decade until a summons to Pyongyang drags him back into the fray. After a series of cryptic encounters, the inspector finally learns that he must go to Macau to solve the murder of a high-priced prostitute, whose corpse was chopped up into pieces. The local authorities suspect the killer to be the young man being groomed to become the new leader of North Korea. Church once again shows an extraordinary ability to bring that enigmatic country to life, a feat made even more impressive by the wholly plausible near-future setting. Satisfied readers will hail Church as the equal of le Carré. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Inspector O is wrenched from retirement and ordered back to Pyongyang for a final assignment: lead an investigation into a crime of passion committed by the young man who has been selected as the best possible leader of a transition government.
"Synopsis" by ,
From the author of the critically acclaimed Inspector O series comes another riveting novel set in the mysterious world of North Korea
 
Autumn brings unwelcome news to Inspector O: he has been wrenched from retirement and ordered back to Pyongyang for a final assignment. The two Koreas, he learns, are now cooperating—very quietly—to maintain stability in the North. Stability requires that Inspector O lead an investigation into a crime of passion committed by the young man who has been selected as the best possible leader of a transition government. O is instructed to make sure that the case goes away. Remnants of the old regime, foreign powers, rival gangs—all want a piece of the action, and all make it clear that if O values his life, he will not get in their way. O isnt sure where his loyalties lie, and he doesnt have much time to figure out whether ‘tis better to be noble or be dead.
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