10 years ago

A right-wing Washington cabal seeks to destabilize China

“Professor Wang Kaixuan emerged from the waters of the South China Sea shortly before dawn,” and so begins this well-constructed tale of high-stakes espionage, betrayal, and unforeseen consequences set in modern-day China. The story revolves around an improbably capable young MI6 agent, his flamboyant CIA counterpart, the young woman they both lust after, and a […]

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10 years ago

A Buddhist homicide detective in an over-the-top murder mystery

Start with a devout Buddhist homicide detective in Bangkok named Sonchai Jitpleecheep, half-American, half-Thai, the son of a prostitute now retired to running a red light district bordello. The Godfather of Kathmandu (Sonchai Jitpleecheep #4) by John Burdett (2010) 321 pages @@@ (3 out of 5) Add a rich and famous Hollywood director murdered in a […]

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