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Description - Bangkok Tattoo by John Burdett

Bangkok, rich in history and spirituality, crowded with temples, markets and canals, is also a city shrouded in shadows. Polluted, corrupt, infamous as the sex capital of the world, it is a place where wealth, poverty and unimaginable evil walk hand in hand. In District 8, the underbelly of Bangkok s crime world, a dramatically mutilated body is found in a hotel bedroom. It looks bad- the corpse who s been flayed - is CIA. And it gets worse when the self-confessed murderer is the beautiful Chanya the best working girl at The Old Man s Club, a brothel owned jointly by Sonchai s mother and his boss, Police Colonel Vikorn. Alerted by Sonchai, Vikorn quickly concocts a cover-up that involves an Al-Qaeda terrorist cell located in a southern Thai border-town where, since 9/11, the CIA has also had a covert presence. So far so good- but the truth will be harder to come by, and it will require Sonchai to find an ever more delicate balance between his ambition (western) and his Buddhism (eastern), while he runs the gamut of Bangkok s drug-dealers, prostitutes, bad cops, even worse military generals, and the pitfalls of his own melting heart. Crowded with astonishing characters, r

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552154710
ISBN-10: 0552154717
Format: Paperback
(104mm x 178mm x 28mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Burdett

John Burdett is a former lawyer who worked in Hong Kong until he found his true vocation as a writer. An Englishman by birth, he has lived in France and Spain, and is now back in the Far East. His previous novel, Bangkok Eight, also features Sonchai Jitpleecheep, and is available as a Corgi paperback.

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