Disco for the Departed : Doctor Siri Paiboun

  • by Colin Cotterill
  • Narrated by Clive Chafer
  • Series: Doctor Siri Paiboun
  • 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dr. Siri Paiboun is summoned to the mountains of Huaphan Province, where for years the leaders of the current communist government hid in caves, waiting to assume power. Now a major celebration of the new regime is scheduled to take place, but an arm is found protruding from the concrete walk laid from the president’s former cave hideout to his new house beneath the cliffs. Siri must supervise the disinterment of the body attached to the arm, identify it, and determine the cause of death.
The autopsy provides some surprises, but it is his gifts as a shaman that enable the 73-year-old doctor to discover why the victim was buried alive and to identify the killer.

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What the Critics Say

“Purely entertaining…Elements of the ritualistic killings are pretty gross and the spooks can be scary; but as the author gently points out, life would be dreary without a few thrills.” (New York Times Book Review)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Life goes on

it is hard to explain why a series about a 72-year-old French-trained physician working under repressive conditions for a regime he gave his youth to put in power should be so life-affirming. It is hard to explain why the mysticism that underlies the stories and frequently moves the plot should work so well.

So I won't try.

Just be sure to start at the start of the series,The stories actually get better, but the first book helps ground you in the environment that Mr. Cotterill has created..

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- Patricia

Love Dr. Siri series

Must read these in order to fully appreciate them. They're fabulous. I read then over and over again.
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- Book Addict

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-23-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.