9 Gold Bulletsby Christopher G. Moore
A priceless collection of 9 gold bullet coins issued during the Reign of Rama V has gone missing along with a Thai coin collector. Local police find a link between the missing Thai coins and Calvino's childhood friend, Josh Stein, who happens to be in Bangkok on an errand for his new Russian client. This old friend and his personal and business entanglements with the… See more details below
A priceless collection of 9 gold bullet coins issued during the Reign of Rama V has gone missing along with a Thai coin collector. Local police find a link between the missing Thai coins and Calvino's childhood friend, Josh Stein, who happens to be in Bangkok on an errand for his new Russian client. This old friend and his personal and business entanglements with the Russian underworld take Calvino back to New York, along with Pratt.
The gritty, dark vision of 9 Gold Bullets is tracked through the eyes of a Thai cop operating on a foreign turf, and a private eye expatriated long enough to find himself a stranger in his hometown. As the intrigue behind the missing coins moves between New York andBangkok, and the levels of deception increase, Calvino discovers the true nature of friendship and where he belongs.
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Smart, gritty detective novel. Good bad guys, good writing, great setting of Bangkok and the Gulf of Thailand. Part of the Vicent Calvino Crime Series, now up to thirteen in the series. The latest, Lost in Rangoon, my favorite but to each his own.
This is my eighth Vincent Calvino novel, and the third in ten days. It is also one of my favorites. Fans of Calvino like the good-hearted PI who understands Thai and the Thai people, well, as well as any farang can. He seems to get into big scrapes that his friend the Thai Police Colonel Pratt often must help him with. They make a good team. In this one, Russians are more involved, and that is as it must be given the influx of Russian mafia into Thailand. What I liked is that author Christopher G. Moore takes the characters to New York for a good part of the novel without missing a beat. The facts of the story are not particularly relevant to a Calvino fan. It is the culture that the author introduces us too and the way it plays with the story. There is often a certain sleight of hand used to fool the reader into thinking things might add up to more than the sum of the parts. In this novel, a significant amount of information is revealed well into the novel. Sure, Calvino did not know it. But, given all of the things he does know, it was a stretch to think that this info got past him. And, are congratulations appropriate for Colonel Pratt? I can't say, but this novel does not end with him fighting gunshot wounds in a Bangkok hospital. That ending, from The Corruptionist, seems to have been forgotten.
another excellent addition to the Calvino series. Moore's books keep getting better and better.