Bangkok Tattoo: A Royal Thai Detective Novel (2)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 10, 2005 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep of the Royal Thai Police returns in his riveting and smokily atmospheric new thriller.A farang–a foreigner–has been murdered, his body horribly mutilated, at the Bangkok brothel co-owned by Sonchai’s mother and his boss. The dead man was a CIA agent. To make matters worse, the apparent culprit is sweet-natured Chanya, the brothel’s top earner and a woman whom the devoutly Buddhist sleuth has loved for several lifetimes. How can Sonchai solve this crime without sending Chanya to prison? How can he engage in a cover-up without endangering his karma? And how will he ever get to the bottom of a case whose interested parties include American spooks, Muslim fundamentalists, and gangsters from three countries? As addictive as opium, as hot as Sriracha chili sauce, and bursting with surprises, Bangkok Tattoo will leave its mark on you.
 

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User Review  - AngelaLam - LibraryThing

I normally do not read mysteries or thrillers, but this book captivated me with its devoutly Buddhist narrator and the juxtaposition of sex, drugs, murder, and the underworld crime that spans two ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

I like Burdett and enjoy his forays into the seady soul of Bangkok (and its environs). However, I think his _Bangkok 8_ is still the best. Definitely a book to get used or in the library if you're a fan like I am. Read full review

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John Burdett is a nonpracticing lawyer who worked in Hong Kong for a British firm until he found his true vocation as a writer. Since then, he has lived in France and Spain and is now back in Hong Kong.

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