Bangkok 8 : Sonchai Jitpleecheep

  • by John Burdett
  • Narrated by Glen McCready
  • Series: Sonchai Jitpleecheep
  • 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a U.S. Marine is killed in Bangkok, the task of finding the murderer falls to Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep, seemingly the only member of the Royal Thai Police Force whose idea of justice excludes the habitual bribe-taking practised by his fellow officers. This assignment is especially important to the devout detective because during the investigation of the murder scene, the snakes that bit the marine also kill Sonchai's police partner, best friend and Buddhist soul-mate Pichai. Sonchai's pursuit of revenge will team him with a frustrated FBI agent and leave them at the mercy of drug-fuelled motorcycle-taxi drivers as they hurtle through neon-lit Bangkok.

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What the Critics Say

"Read this book and savour the language, it's the last and most compelling word in thrillers." (James Ellroy)
"An original and gripping novel." (Publishing News)

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Customer Reviews

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Very Evocative

As much philosophy and anthropology as thriller, but better because of it. An engrossing listen which has made my forthcoming holiday to Thailand even more eagerly anticipated. I cannot say it is accurate (Although I have read reviews which suggest it is) but it certainly plays well, it leaves a satisfying feeling of having learned about a culture as well as having heard a decent thriller. But don't get the impression that it is boring it certainly is not.
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- JohnA

Fantastic!!

You MUST get this audio book (or indeed the book) it is the best I have read/listend to in Ages, fresh and original.
In fact I recommend all books of this series, and cannot wait for the next one.
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- Amanita

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-05-2006
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks