I shot the Buddha / Colin Cotterill
Book | Soho Crime | 2016
1 hold on first copy returned of 16 copies

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Description
342 pages ; 22 cm
Series
A Dr. Siri Paiboun mystery
Cotterill, Colin. Dr. Siri Paiboun series.
Summary
"Laos, 1979: Retired coroner Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, have never been able to turn away a misfit. As a result, they share their small Vientiane house with an assortment of homeless people, mendicants, and oddballs. One of these oddballs is Noo, a Buddhist monk, who rides out on his bicycle one day and never comes back, leaving only a cryptic note in the refrigerator. Realizing that he needs rescuing, Siri and Daeng sneak illegally across the Mekhong River to Thailand, trying to track their missing monk-friend down and figure out who has kidnapped him. Their adventure runs them afoul of Lao secret service officers, famous spiritualists, charismatic abbots, and even a man who might be the reincarnation of the Buddha himself. Buddhism is a powerful influence on both morals and politics in Southeast Asia--to get their friend back, Siri and Daeng will have to figure out who is cloaking their terrible misdeeds in religiosity"-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN
9781616957223 (hardback)
1616957220 (hardback)
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