The Man with the Baltic Stare : Inspector O

  • by James Church
  • Narrated by Feodor Chin
  • Series: Inspector O
  • 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the author of the critically acclaimed Inspector O series comes another riveting novel set in the mysterious world of North Korea.
Autumn brings unwelcome news to Inspector O: he has been wrenched from retirement and ordered back to Pyongyang for a final assignment. The two Koreas, he learns, are now cooperating—very quietly—to maintain stability in the North. Stability requires that Inspector O lead an investigation into a crime of passion committed by the young man who has been selected as the best possible leader of a transition government. O is instructed to make sure that the case goes away. Remnants of the old regime, foreign powers, and rival gangs all want a piece of the action, and all make it clear that if O values his life, he will not get in their way. O isn’t sure where his loyalties lie, and he doesn’t have much time to figure out whether ’tis better to be noble or be dead.

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What the Critics Say

“Inspector O is called out of retirement to investigate a murder in Macao. Eventually it becomes clear that the job is not to solve the crime, but to obscure it. This is a police procedural North Korea style—fully inverted. It’s not what you do that lets you get by in North Korea, it’s what you don’t do.” (The Economist)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-08-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.