Bangkok Tattoo

Author: John Burdett

Publisher: Random House

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Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Bangkok, rich in history and spirituality, crowded with temples, markets and canals, is also a city shrouded in shadows. Polluted, corrupt, infamous as the sex capital of the world, it is a place where wealth, poverty and unimaginable evil walk hand in hand. In District 8, the underbelly of Bangkok's crime world, a dramatically mutilated body is found in a hotel bedroom. It looks bad: the corpse - who's been flayed - is CIA. And it gets worse when the self-confessed murderer is the beautiful Chanya - the best 'working girl' at The Old Man's Club, a brothel owned jointly by Sonchai's mother and his boss, Police Colonel Vikorn. Alerted by Sonchai, Vikorn quickly concocts a cover-up that involves an Al-Qaeda terrorist cell located in a southern Thai border-town where, since 9/11, the CIA has also had a covert presence. So far so good: but the truth will be harder to come by, and it will require Sonchai to find an ever more delicate balance between his ambition (western) and his Buddhism (eastern), while he runs the gamut of Bangkok's drug-dealers, prostitutes, bad cops, even worse military generals, and the pitfalls of his own melting heart. Crowded with astonishing characters, redolent with the authentic, hallucinogenic atmosphere of Bangkok, with needle-sharp observations about the clash of cultures when East meets West, this is a literary thriller like no other.

Bangkok Haunts

Author: John Burdett

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

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Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 650

Sonchai Jitpleecheep, the devout Buddhist Royal Thai Police detective who led us through the best sellers Bangkok 8 and Bangkok Tattoo, returns in this blistering novel.Sonchai has seen virtually everything on his beat in Bangkok's District 8, but nothing like the snuff film he's just been sent anonymously. Furiously fast-paced and laced through with an erotic ghost story that gives a new dark twist to the life of our hero, Bangkok Haunts more than lives up to the smart and darkly funny originality of its predecessors.

Obsessed

Author: Ruchi Kokcha

Publisher: Harper Collins

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Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 114

Investigative journalist Avik has finally found the one case that could bring him glory. Or death. As the mystery behind millionaire Kalki Rajput's murder grows thicker, Avik is forced to risk it all to bring out the truth that has eluded many before him. If only he could uncover what the victim's daughter had witnessed. Of course, that would mean diving into the depths of her madness. He had thought he could resurface with the truth. Now he will count himself lucky if he makes it out alive. And sane.

The World of Tattoo

An Illustrated History

Author: Maarten Hesselt van Dinter

Publisher: Koninklijk Instituut Voor De tropen

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Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 118

An amazing collection of images and information on the tattooing customs of all cultures that ever practised tattooing.

Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey

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Category: Libraries

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View: 314

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Triumph of the Thriller

How Cops, Crooks, and Cannibals Captured Popular Fiction

Author: Patrick Anderson

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 463

Examines how and why the action thriller has come to dominate the world's best-seller lists, tracing the history of the genre from Edgar Allan Poe to Ed McBain and Patricia Cornwell, and profiling the literary category's major authors.

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

View: 749

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

What Do I Read Next?

Author: Neil Barron

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 703

View: 419

Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre

Proceedings

Second International Symposium on Public Health in Asia and the Pacific Basin, 7-11 January, 1986, Bangkok, Thailand

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Category: Public health

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View: 301

New York

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Category: New York (N.Y.)

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View: 461

Thailand Handbook

Author: Joshua Eliot

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Thailand

Page: 835

View: 847

Written by a specialist on South East Asia who has lived, worked and travelled extensively in the region for over 15 years, this updated handbook on Thailand provides both background and detailed travel information. It explains how to get off the well-mapped out routes to other areas such as Northeast Thailand, a highly distinctive part with a Laothian culture and a Cambodian heritage.