Thursday, December 15, 2011
Review: Bangkok 8 by John Burdett
Krung Thep means City of Angels, but we are happy to call it Bangkok if it helps to separate a farang from his money." So says Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep in John Burdett's racy thriller, Bangkok 8.
The novel starts with a gruesome double murder executed effectively with crazed snakes. American marine Jonathan Bradley and Sonchai's partner, Pichai, are dead. Sonchai vows to avenge his "soul brother's" murder a task that takes him through the seedier pats of Bangkok. The murder of an American leads to the FBI, Detective Kimberly Jones, being tossed into the hunt.
The rest of the review, originally published on July 8, 2003, can be found here.