By John Burdett
A mystery with angle to spare, Bangkok 8 is a pretty, razor-edged, frequently darkly hilarious novel set in a single of the world's such a lot unique cities.
Witnessed via a throng of gaping spectators, a charismatic Marine sergeant is murdered lower than a Bangkok bridge within a bolted-shut Mercedes Benz. one of the witnesses are the single police officers within the urban now not at the take, yet inside of moments one is murdered and his accomplice, Sonchai Jitpleecheep--a religious Buddhist and the son of a Thai bar lady and a long-gone Vietnam struggle G.I.--is hell-bent on wreaking revenge. On a vigilante venture to seize his partner's assassin, Sonchai is begrudgingly paired with a gorgeous FBI agent named Jones and captures her center within the method. In a urban fueled by way of illicit medicines and countless corruption, prostitution and useful 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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He was examining Laura as he listened to the others talking around him. He curled his lips tightly. I couldn’t fathom if he was smiling or grimacing. Laura noticed Paul’s glances, and she abruptly stopped laughing. “Let’s go,” Laura stood up to bus her tray. *** Phil, Laura, and I were coming out of Billy’s on Rush Street at 11:00 on Thursday night. We had a few beers under our belts. A light fog had descended low on the streets. Curls of vapor circled up in the cold air when we talked. ” Laura asked Phil.
How could I let Laura go? I did not know how to give myself up to a cosmic force. I had to make some sense out of the tragedy. Some students were wondering how a discussion about cause and effect had slipped into the philosophy of Karma. There was a great deal of whispering going on at the back. Professor Armstrong appeared deep in thought. ” Phil caught up with me as we left the conference room. “Larry, some things don’t add up in Laura’s case. Shawn Douglas thinks it’s a clear case of suicide.
What if I had asked Professor Armstrong for his help? Why couldn’t I have seen it coming? Maybe I didn’t know Laura as well as I thought. The lead ball in my stomach had splintered into sharp fiery pieces. Meanwhile, Phil had returned to the investigation. “I’m not sure you want to hear this right now. We need to talk about Laura’s death. ” I needed some time alone to absorb the emotional shock. I reached for my Mylanta bottle again. “Ask me tomorrow. Right now, I have to call my brother. ” Chris looks at me with concern.