The Bangkok Asset : Sonchai Jitpleecheep

  • by John Burdett
  • Narrated by Stephen Hogan
  • Series: Sonchai Jitpleecheep
  • 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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?

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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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- Francis

Needs re-engineering

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story is fine, and the narration is dramatically good. However, the reader began sentences loudly and finished in a whisper that was barely understandable. It was so frustrating to listen to while driving that I returned the selection.


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- Julia F.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-06-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books