Corrupt officials, prostitutes, crime and ghosts are all part of a normal day for Detective Jitpleecheep. When his partner is killed by a cobra on speed, that's when things get interesting. Burdett manages to sink his mystery deep into the layers of Thailand's culture and makes another world seem as close as next door. The only time I could put this book down was to go satisfy my craving for the cuisine.
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - July 13th, 2004