Bangkok 8: A Novel

By John Burdett

A mystery with perspective to spare, Bangkok 8 is a beautiful, razor-edged, frequently darkly hilarious novel set in a single of the world’s so much unique cities.

Witnessed by way of a throng of gaping spectators, a charismatic Marine sergeant is murdered below a Bangkok bridge within a bolted-shut Mercedes Benz. one of the witnesses are the single law enforcement officials within the urban no longer at the take, yet inside of moments one is murdered and his companion, Sonchai Jitpleecheep—a religious Buddhist and the son of a Thai bar lady and a long-gone Vietnam battle G.I.—is hell-bent on wreaking revenge. On a vigilante undertaking to trap his partner’s assassin, Sonchai is begrudgingly paired with a gorgeous FBI agent named Jones and captures her middle within the procedure. In a urban fueled via illicit medicines and endless corruption, prostitution and necessary artwork, Sonchai’s quest for vengeance takes him right into a global even more sinister than he can have ever imagined.

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