Three young Laotian women have died from fencingsword wounds. Each of them had studied abroad in an Eastern bloc country. Before he can complete his investigation, Dr. Siri is lured to Cambodia by an allexpensespaid trip. Accused of spying for the Vietnamese, he is imprisoned, beaten, and threatened with death. The Khmer Rouge is relentless, and it is touch and go for the dauntless, 74-year-old national—and only—coroner of Laos.
“Superb…A strong supporting cast…This immensely satisfying mystery has it all—a heroic protagonist, a challenging puzzle, and an exotic setting.” (Publishers Weekly)
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Love Dr Siri and his Wonderful Crew
This series continues to get more disturbing
whistling at demons
Earlier books in the series
He's quite subtle. He felt a bit deadpan until I got sufficiently tuned in to his style, then I realized how rich his performance is.
Like the Merry Misogynist, some of the imagery in this book is really grim. Doc Siri and his gang continue to charm. I found the plot believable and gripping.