Vulture Peak

Vulture Peak

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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 intacta€”more or lessa€”despite 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 citya€”and himselfa€”will be a mere starting point. Hea€™s put in charge of the highest-profile criminal case in Thailanda€”an 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, ita€™s 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 enougha€”forget Buddha, think jealous husbanda€”to cope with his very own compromised and compromising world? All will be revealed here, in John Burdetta€™s 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;...

Title:Vulture Peak
Author:John Burdett
Publisher:Vintage - 2012-01-10


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