Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Laos’ reluctant national coroner, confused psychic, and disheartened communist returns for a second case, employing his forensic skills and spiritual acumen to solve a series of bizarre killings.
Against all his expectations, Dr Siri Paiboun has rather enjoyed his first five months in office. Now, as hot-season nights close in, Siri is spirited away from Laos’ steamy capital on a Matter of National Security. Arriving in Luang Prabang, he’s a busy man, examining carbonized corpses, dining with the deposed king, attending a shamans’ conference and being rescued by the ghost of an elephant. Not that Siri’s complaining …Luang Prabang is in mountains and a good fifteen degrees cooler. Meanwhile, back at Vientiane headquarters, it’s hot. Bloody hot – savaged bodies are piling up in Siri’s absence. Is it the missing black bear from the circus, or could it be a weretiger? Siri’s trusty assistant Nurse Dtui goes snooping but, unlike her boss, the spirits aren’t looking out for her…And just what creature, if any, has thirty-three teeth?
|Dimensions||19 × 130 × 199 mm|