Friday, July 6, 2012

Vulture Peak - John Burdett (Sonchai Jitpleecheep #5)

After enjoying the first four in this Thai detective series, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Burdett had published a fifth in the series.  Bangkok murder investigator, Sonchai Jitpleecheep, is put in charge of attempting to put an end to the illegal trafficking of human organs.  His investigation takes him all over the world - from Hong Kong to Dubai - as he becomes enmenshed in the world of creepy identical Chinese twins who are mastermining the endeavor.  Along the way, Sonchai's Buddhist principles are tested, and his ex-prostitute wife is back at home driving him insane with worries of infidelity.  One part mystery, one part spiritual guide, Vulture Peak, is yet another clever suspenseful novel filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of Bangkok - I guarantee it'll make you crave a plate of pad thai and a little enlightenment of your own.

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