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Vulture Peak

Narrated by: Steven Hogan
Series: Sonchai Jitpleecheep Series, Book 5
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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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?

©2012 John Burdett (P)2012 W.F. Howes

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Pretty standard Burdett book

Familiar scenes to those who know Thailand. Narrator is good. Mispronounced "farang," throughout which was very distracting. I do recommend.

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Vulture Peak

Disappointing from this author. The plot seems convoluted and often w ou yout his usual direction. I love his other books, but felt like this was getting a bit...preachy. And I really missed the beautiful way he infuses his Buddhist practice into the writing. This was was meandering philosophical rants about political injustices which we are all bombarded by daily.

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Always a good read John Burdett

Could not stop listening. AAAAA+++++
Love love love all his books. even bought one in hardback format, not finding an electronic version.

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