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Bangkok 8

John Burdett

Electrifying, darkly comic, razor-edged-a thriller unlike any other. Under a Bangkok bridge, inside a bolted-shut Mercedes: a murder by snake-a charismatic African American Marine sergeant killed by a methamphetamine-stoked python and a swarm of stoned cobras. Two cops-the only two in the city not on the take-arrive too late. Minutes later, only one is alive: Sonchai Jitpleecheep-a devout Buddhist, equally versed in the sacred and the profane-son of a long-gone Vietnam War G.I. and a Thai bar girl whose subsequent international clientele contributed richly to Sonchai's sophistication. Now, his partner dead, Sonchai is doubly compelled to find the murderer, to maneuver through the world he knows all to well-illicit drugs, prostitution, infinite corruption-and into a realm he has never before encountered: the moneyed underbelly of the city, where desire rules and the human body is no less custom-designable than a raw hunk of jade. And where Sonchai tracks the killer-and a predator of an even more sinister variety. Thick with the authentic-and hallucinogenic-atmosphere of Bangkok, crowded with astonishing characters, uniquely smart and skeptical, literary and wildly readable, Bangkok 8 is one of a kind. From the Hardcover edition.

Electrifying, darkly comic, razor-edged-a thriller unlike any other. Under a Bangkok bridge, inside a bolted-shut Mercedes: a murder by snake-a charismatic African American Marine sergeant killed by a methamphetamine-stoked python and a swarm of stoned cobras. Two cops-the only two in the city not on the take-arrive too late. Minutes later, only one is alive: Sonchai Jitpleecheep-a devout Buddhist, equally versed in the sacred and the profane-son of a long-gone Vietnam War G.I. and a Thai bar girl whose subsequent international clientele contributed richly to Sonchai's sophistication. Now, his partner dead, Sonchai is doubly compelled to find the murderer, to maneuver through the world he knows all to well-illicit drugs, prostitution, infinite corruption-and into a realm he has never before encountered: the moneyed underbelly of the city, where desire rules and the human body is no less custom-designable than a raw hunk of jade. And where Sonchai tracks the killer-and a predator of an even more sinister variety. Thick with the authentic-and hallucinogenic-atmosphere of Bangkok, crowded with astonishing characters, uniquely smart and skeptical, literary and wildly readable, Bangkok 8 is one of a kind. From the Hardcover edition.
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Electrifying, darkly comic, razor-edged-a thriller unlike any other. Under a Bangkok bridge, inside a bolted-shut Mercedes: a murder by snake-a charismatic African American Marine sergeant killed by a methamphetamine-stoked python and a swarm of stoned cobras. Two cops-the only two in the city not on the take-arrive too late. Minutes later, only one is alive: Sonchai Jitpleecheep-a devout Buddhist, equally versed in the sacred and the profane-son of a long-gone Vietnam War G.I. and a Thai bar girl whose subsequent international clientele contributed richly to Sonchai's sophistication. Now, his partner dead, Sonchai is doubly compelled to find the murderer, to maneuver through the world he knows all to well-illicit drugs, prostitution, infinite corruption-and into a realm he has never before encountered: the moneyed underbelly of the city, where desire rules and the human body is no less custom-designable than a raw hunk of jade. And where Sonchai tracks the killer-and a predator of an even more sinister variety. Thick with the authentic-and hallucinogenic-atmosphere of Bangkok, crowded with astonishing characters, uniquely smart and skeptical, literary and wildly readable, Bangkok 8 is one of a kind. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Boehmer

Length:

5h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:32


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:34