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Season of the Monsoon

Season of the Monsoon

by Paul Mann
     
 

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As a police detective in Bombay, Inspector George Sansi is used to struggling for order in one of the world's most exuberantly chaotic cities. But the mutilated corpse discovered in Bollywood taxes even Sansi's formidable skills. Could the murder have been a cult initiation gone hideously wrong? Was it the work of a serial killer? Was the victim killed as

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As a police detective in Bombay, Inspector George Sansi is used to struggling for order in one of the world's most exuberantly chaotic cities. But the mutilated corpse discovered in Bollywood taxes even Sansi's formidable skills. Could the murder have been a cult initiation gone hideously wrong? Was it the work of a serial killer? Was the victim killed as part of a political cover-up? Answering these questions will take Sansi from Bombay's teeming slums to the film community's palaces of excess and the menacing haunts of India's underworld.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This first-rate crime novel employs the classic elements of the noir thriller: an incorruptible loner cop; an ambitious reporter; gangland organizations; grotesque minor characters; an urban landscape ranging from the fashionable to the seedy, contrasted with the make-believe world of a film studio; a shadowy sexual underworld; an unidentified corpse; and a maniacal killer. But the setting isn't Los Angeles. In a nice twist, Mann ( The Traitor's Contract ) places the action in Bombay, India, where its hero, half-Indian, half-English Inspector George Sansi, is the definitive outsider. The case involves a multilated corpse found floating in a lake. Sansi has to tread carefully so as not to step on his superior's toes, and he must maneuver around the politicians who have an interest in quashing the investigation, which ultimately takes on international proportions. As if that weren't enough, he also finds himself brokering a deal between Bombay's two most powerful crime bosses to prevent open warfare. Although Mann's lush, existentially anguished writing at times resembles Raymond Chandler's, Sansi is better educated than Marlowe, less introspective and less inclined to womanizing, one-liners and violence. While the story, like its hero, is not quite as nihilistic as is usual in the genre, it nevertheless sticks to the noir tradition with a harrowing and memorable climax. Ad/promo; BOMC alternate. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933397078
Publisher:
Felony & Mayhem, LLC
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
George Sansi Series, #1
Pages:
420
Sales rank:
879,120
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 7.55(h) x 0.91(d)

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