Bangkok Tattoo

Bangkok Tattoo

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2005.
ISBN: 9781400032914
9781400040452
1400040450
Characteristics: 301 p. ;,24 cm.

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Rubicat
May 02, 2017

I am enthralled by these (perhaps) inside views of Thailand and its capital. The mysteries are well crafted and the characters are well drawn and I had no trouble believing them but never having traveled to an Asian country makes me a pretty soft sell. At any rate, I'm in love with this series and can't wait for the next one.

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duffh
Oct 01, 2013

If you liked Burdett's Bangkok 8, you'll probably like this. Deadpan humour, a chatty sympathetic narrator who keeps some secrets to himself, an obvious love of Thailand (even the naughty bits).

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