The Man with the Baltic Stare

Author(s): James Church
Series: Inspector O Series No: 4
Genre: Mystery
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD5654
Released: Jan 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781455109364
Narrator/s: Feodor Chin
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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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Author(s): James Church
Narrator(s): Feodor Chin
Product Number Z100094302
Released: Jun 16, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481588850
Author(s): James Church
Product Number EB00010144
Released: Aug 17, 2010
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429938617

Professional reviews

"In the latest installment of the Inspector O series, the retired North Korean detective is called back to duty to solve a murder in which the prime suspect is the presumed leader of a reunified Korea. Of course, not everyone wants the North and South to become one, and others want to use the murder for their own purposes. The story is entertaining, and Feodor Chin's narration adds to the pleasure. At the outset, Chin captures Inspector O's exasperation at being summoned to Pyongyang. Chin is just as adept at portraying the other emotional states that pervade the novel, including paranoia, confusion and tension. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"