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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,415 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Burdett Narrator: B. D. Wong Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sonchai Jitpleecheep Mysteries Release Date:
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Electrifying, darkly comic, razor-edged—a thriller unlike any other.

Under a Bangkok bridge, inside a bolted-shut Mercedes: a murder by snake—a charismatic African American Marine sergeant killed by a methamphetamine-stoked python and a swarm of stoned cobras.

Two cops—the only two in the city not on the take—arrive too late. Minutes later, only one is alive: Sonchai Jitpleecheep—a devout Buddhist, equally versed in the sacred and the profane—son of a long-gone Vietnam War G.I. and a Thai bar girl whose subsequent international clientele contributed richly to Sonchai’s sophistication.

Now, his partner dead, Sonchai is doubly compelled to find the murderer, to maneuver through the world he knows all to well—illicit drugs, prostitution, infinite corruption—and into a realm he has never before encountered: the moneyed underbelly of the city, where desire rules and the human body is no less custom-designable than a raw hunk of jade. And where Sonchai tracks the killer—and a predator of an even more sinister variety.

Thick with the authentic—and hallucinogenic—atmosphere of Bangkok, crowded with astonishing characters, uniquely smart and skeptical, literary and wildly readable, Bangkok 8 is one of a kind.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robert | 2/19/2014

    " Oddly tame really considering what the subject matter is, there are some disturbing parts but mostly, just an interesting crime book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Will Lee | 2/18/2014

    " This book was a mix of Carl Hiaason and Dan Brown. Very entertaining though does not not paint a good picture of Thailand. It was interesting to see a Westerner try to write from a native's point of view. A couple of slip ups but a decent read. I didn't get a "happy ending" vibe...haha. my puns are stupid "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anne | 2/3/2014

    " I liked it for location and was a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anne | 1/29/2014

    " For a beach read this was too confusing! "

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