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Asia Hand

By Christopher G. Moore

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Format: Paperback, 266 pages
Published In: United States, 01 July 2010
The body an American acquaintance of Calvino's is fished out of the lake in Lumpini Park. Around his neck is a string of wooden amulets, the kind upcountry Thais wear to protect themselves from evil spirits. Only, rather than saving the man, these have killed him.
EAN: 9780802170736
ISBN: 0802170730
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
Dimensions: 20.83 x 13.72 x 2.03 centimeters (0.25 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years


"Calvino is at once in the finest tradition of the lone private detective and a complete original." --Matt Benyon Rees, author of "The Samaritan's Secret""Calvino is a worthy successor to Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe and Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer." --"The Nation" (Bangkok)"The top foreign author focusing on the Land of Smiles, Christopher G. Moore clearly has a firsthand understanding of the expat milieu. . . . Moore is perspicacious." --"Bangkok Post""Vincent Calvino [is] Bangkok's most newsworthy private eye. ... ["Asia Hand" is] dankly atmospheric." --"Kirkus Reviews""Underneath Bangkok society is a deeply encrusted demiworld of hope, despair, corruption, and courage that Moore, an American-born writer who has lived there for almost twenty years, paints with maestrolike Dickensian strokes." --Tom Plate, "The Seattle Times""Moore's flashy style successfully captures the dizzying contradictions of this vertiginous landscape."--Marilyn Stasio, "The New York Times Book Review"

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