A thriller with attitude to spare, Bangkok 8 is a sexy, razor-edged, often darkly hilarious novel set in one of the world’s most exotic cities.
Witnessed by a throng of gaping spectators, a charismatic Marine sergeant is murdered under a Bangkok bridge inside a bolted-shut Mercedes Benz. Among the witnesses are the only two cops in the city not on the take, but within moments one is murdered and his partner, Sonchai Jitpleecheep - a devout Buddhist and the son of a Thai bar girl and a long-gone Vietnam War G.I. - is hell-bent on wreaking revenge.
On a vigilante mission to capture his partner’s murderer, Sonchai is begrudgingly paired with a beautiful FBI agent named Jones and captures her heart in the process. In a city fueled by illicit drugs and infinite corruption, prostitution and priceless art, Sonchai’s quest for vengeance takes him into a world much more sinister than he could have ever imagined.
“A tour de force.... Burdett is purely and simply a wonderful writer.” (The Washington Post)
"A stiletto-sharp mystery/thriller... brilliantly rendered." (The Seattle Times-Post Intelligencer)
“Like Thai cuisine, Burdett’s comic thriller blends spicy, sour, salty and sweet - and makes for a delicious wake-up for jaded palates.” (People)
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Audible needs to allow half stars, for books like this
Buddha as a modern man
yes, there were a lot of details I probably missed the first time around because I was focused on the plot line.
Our hero, because he was conflicted. We got to see his thought process as a buddhist apprentice .
Good. He added color to the story that was good At some times , though, it was hard to distinguish between characters, like between our hero and his boss.
it became clear , how intricate the web of corruption can get. Even "honest " people get caught up in it