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By Colin Cotterill

“A sequence of terrifically beguiling detective novels. . . . Whimsical, extra own tales that function Siri and an both memorable set of helping characters. . . . A wry, pro, off hand type that has been the key weapon of this abruptly blithe and captivating series.”—Janet Maslin, The manhattan Times

“Siri’s lingering idealism, hidden underneath his cynical—and usually hilarious—digs on the executive, offer unforeseen emotional depth.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Think What’s Up, Tiger Lily with Mao taking on for Woody Allen.”—

“Delightful.”—Publishers Weekly

An aged guy has been run down through a logging truck in the street in Vientiane simply contrary the publish workplace. His physique is dropped at the morgue of Dr. Siri Paiboun, the reliable and in basic terms coroner of Laos. on the age of seventy-three, Siri is simply too previous to be in awe of the recent communist bureaucrats for whom he now works. ahead of he can establish the corpse, he needs to decipher a letter within the man’s pocket—it is written in invisible ink and in code. He used to be a blind retired dentist, his widow explains, and the enigmatic letters and numbers describe chess strikes, yet they're in contrast to any chess symbols Siri has formerly encountered. With assistance from his previous pal, Civilai, now a senior member of the Laos politburo; Nurse Dtui; Phosy, a police officer; and Aunt Bpoo, a transvestite fortune-teller, Siri solves the secret of the word to the blind dentist and foils a plot to overthrow the govt of Laos.

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