Vulture Peak

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Author(s): John Burdett
Original Publish Date: Aug 06, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.88 hours)
Product Number: Z100149599
Released: Aug 06, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780593163177
Narrator/s: Stephen Hogan
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Description

Nobody knows Bangkok like Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep, and there is no one quite like Sonchai: a police officer who has kept his Buddhist soul intact—more or less—despite the fact that his job shoves him face-to-face with some of the most vile and outrageous crimes and criminals in Bangkok. But for his newest assignment, everything he knows about his city—and himself—will be a mere starting point. He's put in charge of the highest-profile criminal case in Thailand—an attempt to bring an end to trafficking in human organs. He sets in motion a massive sting operation and stays at its center, traveling to Phuket, Hong Kong, Dubai, Shanghai, and Monte Carlo. He draws in a host of unwitting players that includes an aging rock star wearing out his second liver and the mysterious, diabolical, albeit gorgeous co-queenpins of the international body-parts trade: the Chinese twins known as the Vultures. And yet, it's closer to home that Sonchai will discover things getting really dicey: rumors will reach him suggesting that his ex-prostitute wife, Chanya, is having an affair. Will Sonchai be enlightened enough—forget Buddha, think jealous husband—to cope with his very own compromised and compromising world? All will be revealed here, in John Burdett's most mordantly funny, propulsive, fiendishly entertaining novel yet.

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CD
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Author(s): John Burdett
Narrator(s): Stephen Hogan
Series:
Genre: Mystery
Product Number C00158
Released: Jan 24, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461844723
eAudio
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Author(s): John Burdett
Narrator(s): Stephen Hogan
Series:
Genre: Mystery
Product Number Z04515
Released: Jan 10, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464019906
MP3 CD
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Author(s): John Burdett
Narrator(s): Stephen Hogan
Series:
Genre: Mystery
Product Number MP0276
Released: Mar 16, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464015649
eBook
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Author(s): John Burdett
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Product Number EB00170945
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307596581

Professional reviews

"Stephen Hogan cleverly narrates this intriguing thriller, which takes place in the bizarre underworld of Bangkok. As Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep untangles the mysterious events at the breathtaking ocean view mansion called Vulture Peak, he describes the charms of Thailand and the splendors of Buddhism with serenity and a touch of sarcasm. Hogan employs disdainful yet articulate patience as Jitpleecheep explains Eastern perspectives to the Western listener. The detective's eccentric intelligence becomes increasingly evident as he explores the twisted black market for human organs. Hogan adds a touch of admiration when voicing Jitpleecheep's description of the stunningly beautiful but astonishingly self-indulgent Chinese twins who are at the center of the body-parts industry. N.M.C. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"