By John Burdett
A mystery with angle to spare, Bangkok 8 is a lovely, razor-edged, usually darkly hilarious novel set in a single of the world’s so much unique cities.
Witnessed via 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 now not 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 woman and a long-gone Vietnam conflict 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 through illicit medicines and countless corruption, prostitution and necessary paintings, Sonchai’s quest for vengeance takes him right into a global even more sinister than he can have ever imagined.
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