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A thriller with attitude to spare, Bangkok 8 is a sexy, razor-edged, often darkly hilarious novel set in one of the world's most exotic cities.

Witnessed by a throngof gaping spectators, a charismatic Marine sergeant is murdered under a Bangkok bridge inside a bolted-shut Mercedes Benz. Among the witnesses are the only two cops in the city not on the take, but within moments one ismurdered and his partner, Sonchai Jitpleecheep-a devout Buddhist and the son of a Thai bar girl and a long-gone Vietnam War G.I.--is hell-bent on wreaking revenge. On a vigilante mission to capture hispartner's murderer, Sonchai is begrudgingly paired with a beautiful FBI agent named Jones and captures her heart in the process. In a city fueled by illicit drugs and infinite corruption, prostitution andpriceless art, Sonchai's quest for vengeance takes him into a world much more sinister than he could have ever imagined.

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Review:

"Burdett evokes an intriguing and exotic Bangkok where hungry ghosts and capitalists throng the busy intersection of the eightfold path and the red-light district....The pace never flags, every page unfolding fresh mysteries of the psychological, cultural, metaphysical, and locked-room varieties." Library Journal

Review:

"Enjoyable, mostly, with a savage payoff and a smoky, acidic aftertaste." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

John Burdett is a nonpracticing lawyer who worked in Hong Kong for a British firm until he found his true vocation as a writer. Since then, he has lived in France and Spain and is now back in Hong Kong. He is the author of A Personal History of Thirst and The Last Six Million Seconds.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400040919
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Police
Author:
Burdett, John
Author:
John Burdett
Subject:
Thailand
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Fiction-Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Fiction-Thrillers
Subject:
Fiction : Thrillers
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Bangkok
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Police - Thailand - Bangkok
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030603
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
317

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Product details 317 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9781400040919 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Burdett evokes an intriguing and exotic Bangkok where hungry ghosts and capitalists throng the busy intersection of the eightfold path and the red-light district....The pace never flags, every page unfolding fresh mysteries of the psychological, cultural, metaphysical, and locked-room varieties."
"Review" by , "Enjoyable, mostly, with a savage payoff and a smoky, acidic aftertaste."
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