Nobody knows Bangkok like Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep, and there is no one quite like Sonchai: a police officer who has kept his Buddhist soul intactamore or lessadespite the fact that his job shoves him face-to-face with some of the most vile and outrageous crimes and criminals in Bangkok. But for his newest assignment, everything he knows about his cityaand himselfawill be a mere starting point. Heas put in charge of the highest-profile criminal case in Thailandaan attempt to bring an end to trafficking in human organs. He sets in motion a massive sting operation and stays at its center, traveling to Phuket, Hong Kong, Dubai, Shanghai, and Monte Carlo. He draws in a host of unwitting players that includes an aging rock star wearing out his second liver and the mysterious, diabolical, albeit gorgeous co-queenpins of the international body-parts trade: the Chinese twins known as the Vultures. And yet, itas closer to home that Sonchai will discover things getting really dicey: rumors will reach him suggesting that his ex-prostitute wife, Chanya, is having an affair. Will Sonchai be enlightened enoughaforget Buddha, think jealous husbandato cope with his very own compromised and compromising world? All will be revealed here, in John Burdettas most mordantly funny, propulsive, fiendishly entertaining novel yet.\Ve stand at the window like two androids in a sci-fi movie and watch a late- model Benz draw up on the opposite side of the street. Ita#39;s a convertible with the top closed: some kind of famous sports model. I can just make out a man in the drivera#39;sanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Vintage - 2012-01-10|