Vulture Peak

By John Burdett
(Knopf Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780307272676, 304pp.)

Publication Date: January 10, 2012

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the January 2012 Indie Next List
“Burdett's Sonchai Jitpleecheep novels feature an incomparable detective faced with some unforgettable crimes. In Vulture Peak, he is sent by his corrupt boss to investigate a triple murder that appears to be linked to traffic in human organs. Along the way, he runs into a powerful and powerfully, troubled set of twin sisters, and joins forces with a bipolar investigator from Hong Kong. Burdett's writing draws you in so completely that you may have jet lag by the time you reach the end. Fantastic!”
-- Carol Schneck, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI


Description

Nobody knows Bangkok like Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep, and there is no one quite like Sonchai: a police officer who has kept his Buddhist soul intact—more or less—despite the fact that his job shoves him face-to-face with some of the most vile and outrageous crimes and criminals in Bangkok. But for his newest assignment, everything he knows about his city—and himself—will be a mere starting point.
 
He’s put in charge of the highest-profile criminal case in Thailand—an attempt to bring an end to trafficking in human organs. He sets in motion a massive sting operation and stays at its center, traveling to Phuket, Hong Kong, Dubai, Shanghai, and Monte Carlo. He draws in a host of unwitting players that includes an aging rock star wearing out his second liver and the mysterious, diabolical, albeit gorgeous co-queenpins of the international body-parts trade: the Chinese twins known as the Vultures. And yet, it’s closer to home that Sonchai will discover things getting really dicey: rumors will reach him suggesting that his ex-prostitute wife, Chanya, is having an affair. Will Sonchai be enlightened enough—forget Buddha, think jealous husband—to cope with his very own compromised and compromising world?  
 
All will be revealed here, in John Burdett’s most mordantly funny, propulsive, fiendishly entertaining novel yet.




About the Author
John Burdett is the author of "A Personal History of Thirst, The Last Six Million Seconds, Bangkok 8, "and "Bangkok Tattoo,"
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