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Bangkok, rich in history and spirituality, crowded with temples, markets and canals, is also a city shrouded in shadows. Polluted, corrupt, infamous as the sex capital of the world, it is a place where wealth, poverty and unimaginable evil walk hand in hand.
In District 8, the underbelly of Bangkok's crime world, a dramatically mutilated body is found in a hotel bedroom. It looks bad: the corpse - who's been flayed - is CIA. And it gets worse when the self-confessed murderer is the beautiful Chanya - the best 'working girl' at The Old Man's Club, a brothel owned jointly by Sonchai's mother…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Bangkok, rich in history and spirituality, crowded with temples, markets and canals, is also a city shrouded in shadows. Polluted, corrupt, infamous as the sex capital of the world, it is a place where wealth, poverty and unimaginable evil walk hand in hand.

In District 8, the underbelly of Bangkok's crime world, a dramatically mutilated body is found in a hotel bedroom. It looks bad: the corpse - who's been flayed - is CIA. And it gets worse when the self-confessed murderer is the beautiful Chanya - the best 'working girl' at The Old Man's Club, a brothel owned jointly by Sonchai's mother and his boss, Police Colonel Vikorn. Alerted by Sonchai, Vikorn quickly concocts a cover-up that involves an Al-Qaeda terrorist cell located in a southern Thai border-town where, since 9/11, the CIA has also had a covert presence.

So far so good: but the truth will be harder to come by, and it will require Sonchai to find an ever more delicate balance between his ambition (western) and his Buddhism (eastern), while he runs the gamut of Bangkok's drug-dealers, prostitutes, bad cops, even worse military generals, and the pitfalls of his own melting heart.

Crowded with astonishing characters, redolent with the authentic, hallucinogenic atmosphere of Bangkok, with needle-sharp observations about the clash of cultures when East meets West, this is a literary thriller like no other.


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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Transworld
  • Seitenzahl: 448
  • Erscheinungstermin: 31.01.2013
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781446488737
  • Artikelnr.: 37908721
Autorenporträt
John Burdett, geb. 1951, arbeitete als Anwalt eines britischen Konzerns in Hongkong. Nach dem Erfolg seiner Thriller 'Die letzten Tage von Hongkong' ging er als Schriftsteller nach Frankreich und Spanien. Heute lebt John Burdett wieder in Hongkong.
Rezensionen
"This is a gripping East meets West thriller, not to be missed"
"Burdetts Stil sorgt für ein ungetrübtes Lesevergnügen der oft subtile und manchmal auch offene Humor, die eleganten Sätze, die häufig wunderbar vielschichtig sind, den Rhythmus gekonnt variieren, das schillernde Bangkok und seine Bewohner plastisch und drastisch und immer mit einer grandiosen Zärtlichkeit beschreiben." (Focus)