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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,406 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Burdett Narrator: Paul Boehmer, J. Paul Boehmer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sonchai Jitpleecheep Mysteries Release Date:
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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.

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  • An original, imaginative thriller. . . . Burdett writes like a dark angel. Chicago Tribune “You will read on and on, with wide-eyed fascination, some horror. . . and considerable delight. . . . If you’re looking for a good time, look no further.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cheryl | 1/30/2014

    " From the Gates Library. Of course we start off with a pretty gruesome murder! Oh boy! Burdett again leads us through the subtleties of Eastern society. And those of us with our Western limitations, are just trudging along behind Sonchai, trying to keep up! Even when you guess the who-done-it of this particularly gruesome plot, you can't put the book down! I love the way the political nuances are woven into the crime solving plot. Of course, I love Sonchai's tortured soul and his obsession with Chanya. The evil-genius of Colonel Vikorn is so prominent in this book. I wai to John Burdett and hope he keeps writing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dawne | 1/29/2014

    " The sequel to Bangkok 8. Not for Lutherans or the faint of heart. Never been to Thailand but I suspect this mystery captures its peculiar appeal. This one is quicker to draw the farang into the plot but just as foreign in narrative shape. All mysteries are first about a place that resists knowing, so this is as it should be. A guilty and delightful read for Mom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 1/26/2014

    " All of the comments that I made for Bangkok 8 apply to this book as well. This was the first of Burdett's books that I read, and although it was out of sequence, it didn't seem to matter. I read it mostly on the beach in Phuket, and it makes a great beach read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/20/2014

    " Chanya kills a john; Sonchai is sent to cover up and sort out. Never quite as good as the first one, but still quite good until the fizzly end. "

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