Sonchai Jitpleecheep

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,245 ratings

Bangkok 8 Publisher's Summary

A thriller with attitude to spare, Bangkok 8 is a sexy, razor-edged, often darkly hilarious novel set in one of the world’s most exotic cities.

Witnessed by a throng of gaping spectators, a charismatic Marine sergeant is murdered under a Bangkok bridge inside a bolted-shut Mercedes Benz. Among the witnesses are the only two cops in the city not on the take, but within moments one is murdered and his partner, Sonchai Jitpleecheep - a devout Buddhist and the son of a Thai bar girl and a long-gone Vietnam War G.I. - is hell-bent on wreaking revenge.

On a vigilante mission to capture his partner’s murderer, Sonchai is begrudgingly paired with a beautiful FBI agent named Jones and captures her heart in the process. In a city fueled by illicit drugs and infinite corruption, prostitution and priceless art, Sonchai’s quest for vengeance takes him into a world much more sinister than he could have ever imagined.

©2003 John Burdett (P)2011 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Bangkok 8

    • By: John Burdett
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 179

    Among the witnesses are the only two cops in the city not on the take, but within moments one is murdered and his partner, Jitpleecheep, is hell-bent on vengeance. On a vigilante mission to capture his partner’s murderer, Sonchai is begrudgingly paired with a beautiful FBI agent named Jones and captures her heart in the process.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Audible needs to allow half stars, for books like this

    • By Mark on 01-19-17

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 2

    • Bangkok Tattoo

    • By: John Burdett
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 328
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    From the author of the best seller Bangkok 8, a head-spinning new novel that puts us back in the company of the inimitable Royal Thai Police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unforgettable

    • By S. Horn on 08-22-05

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 3

    • Bangkok Haunts

    • By: John Burdett
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    Critically acclaimed, nationally best-selling author John Burdett has earned starred reviews for the fast-paced action, snappy dialogue, and gritty realism of his thrilling tales starring Royal Thai police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep. In this vibrant and witty novel, devout Buddhist Sonchai relies on his karma to guide him through the seamy underbelly of Bangkok as he pieces together the scattered clues of a complex mystery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, weird, horrible, terrific

    • By Lehua of Pacifica on 11-29-08

    Regular price: $32.87

  • Book 4

    • The Godfather of Kathmandu

    • By: John Burdett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    In The Godfather of Kathmandu, Royal Thai police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep is called to a grisly murder scene that could make or break his career, but he’s more worried about impressing Tietsin, his new Buddhist guru. However, Tietsin would rather use Sonchai to help him broker a heroin deal worth 40 million dollars. Left with no easy way out and plenty of moral conflict, Sonchai will have to decide between saving his soul and saving his career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • THE GODFATHER OF KATHMANDU

    • By yolanda on 05-21-11

    Regular price: $23.76

  • Book 5

    • Vulture Peak

    • By: John Burdett
    • Narrated by: Steven Hogan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always a good read John Burdett

    • By Zuidema16 on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $23.76

  • Book 6

    • The Bangkok Asset

    • Sonchai Jitpleecheep, Book 6
    • By: John Burdett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Sonchai Jitpleecheep is back! The Royal Thai Police detective, our wily, sometimes madly bold guide through the author's previous acclaimed Bangkok novels, is this time on the trail of an American conspiracy and once again - and closer than ever - on the trail of his American father. With Sonchai on this case is the young female inspector, Krom. Like Sonchai, she's an outsider on the police force, but unlike him, she is socially savvy and a technological prodigy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning, terrifying, must read in case this is our future

    • By Francis on 10-01-15

    Regular price: $27.99