Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep is called to investigate a crime scene in Bangkok—which quickly reveals itself to be anything but typical. For one thing, the victim has been beheaded in a bizarre manner, and for another, a message was left in blood. Then Sonchai is summoned to a river in the middle of the night to observe a spectacle that violates everything he holds dear as a Thai, as a Buddhist, and as a human being. A trail of breadcrumbs has been carefully laid out for him, but by whom? Sonchai’s search for answers takes him deep into the Cambodian jungle, where he faces a conspiracy that may implicate the American CIA and the Chinese military—and discovers exactly how far a government will go to protect its worst secrets.
About the Author
John Burdett was brought up in North London and worked as a lawyer in Hong Kong. He is the author of eight novels, including the Royal Thai Detective series: Bangkok 8, Bangkok Tattoo, Bangkok Haunts, The Godfather of Kathmandu, Vulture Peak, and The Bangkok Asset.
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The Bangkok Asset based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
If you are expecting a continuation of the series, you will be disappointed as I was. Yes, the familiar elements of the series are used but in this offering Burdett injects a futuristic/scifi twist that did not work for me. I realize that an author of a series might want to stretch the boundaries a bit to keep things fresh but this is such a departure I cannot see how this can go forward. Perhaps that is what Burdett has in mind. I don't regret reading it but I do regret purchasing the book instead of waiting till my library obtained it.