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Publisher's Summary

Sonchai Jitpleecheep is back! The Royal Thai Police detective, our wily, sometimes madly bold guide through the author's previous acclaimed Bangkok novels, is this time on the trail of an American conspiracy and once again - and closer than ever - on the trail of his American father.
With Sonchai on this case is the young female inspector, Krom. Like Sonchai, she's an outsider on the police force, but unlike him she is socially savvy and a technological prodigy. When they're called to a demonstration - in the midst of a typhoon - of the deadly, superhuman strength of an American man who is seemingly controlled by a CIA operative, they have no idea what they're actually witnessing or why. Their reliably obtuse and unequivocally crooked boss, Colonel Vikorn, explains some of it, but the most telling questions remain unanswered: Could the Americans have figured out a way to create a physically and psychologically enhanced super soldier? Are they testing him - or it - on Thai soil? And why is everyone, from the Bangkok police to the international community, so eager to turn a blind eye?
©2015 John Burdett (P)2015 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Francis on 10-01-15

Stunning, terrifying, must read in case this is our future

A truly frightening possible future, given the direction of technology and the desperately unenlightened behavior of the human race.

Though performed with admirably dramatic reading, the sound engineering is flawed for listening in any but the quietest environment. I listen while driving and the huge difference in volume between emphatic and whispered words--often in the same sentence--made it nearly impossible to find a usable volume setting. I had to frequently backspace, turn up the volume, relisten, then turn it down again.

But it was worth the effort. Get this book now. The best of the Bangkok series.

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5 out of 5 stars
By M. Weber on 03-03-18


Loved all the other books in the series although they started to be tailing off in my opinion. This one was great. Many of the negative reviews I read prior to listening were critical of the sci-fi aspect. I was expecting Sonchai to go to outer space and fight aliens or something just as disappointing. But it’s great, more of poetic license than sci-fi, and certainly the best book of the last 3. I hope Burdett keeps taking us on these adventures for many more years.

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