By John Burdett
A mystery with angle to spare, Bangkok 8 is a horny, razor-edged, frequently darkly hilarious novel set in a single of the world’s such a lot unique cities.
Witnessed through a throng of gaping spectators, a charismatic Marine sergeant is murdered below a Bangkok bridge within a bolted-shut Mercedes Benz. one of the witnesses are the single law enforcement officials within the urban no longer at the take, yet inside moments one is murdered and his accomplice, Sonchai Jitpleecheep—a religious Buddhist and the son of a Thai bar woman and a long-gone Vietnam warfare G.I.—is hell-bent on wreaking revenge. On a vigilante venture to catch his partner’s assassin, Sonchai is begrudgingly paired with a gorgeous FBI agent named Jones and captures her middle within the procedure. In a urban fueled through illicit medicinal drugs and countless corruption, prostitution and necessary paintings, Sonchai’s quest for vengeance takes him right into a international even more sinister than he may have ever imagined.
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Noble Savages, the band made up from Sixth Formers at nearby Milton College Public School for Boys, were playing in the hall at lunch-break. What a strange day for a school day. Rather wonderful, too. Petra had been paired with Darcey Lewis and they'd been teamed with Mrs McNeil who was eighty-one years old and lived on her own in a flat in the mansion block above the shops near Finchley Road underground station. ‘I didn't know people even lived here,’ said Darcey. ’ Petra said. ‘I didn't mean it that way,’ said Darcey ingenuously.
She slinked her slender frame into a pristine white lab coat and swept her hair away from her face with a wide velvet hairband. Kitty meanwhile took off her black crocheted shrug and slung it over the back of a chair, kicked off her thumping great black boots with the integrated steel shin guards and clumped down into the old pair of black trainers she kept at the studio. It was only when she tied back the drapes of her dyed black hair that her eyes became visible, meticulously delineated by bold swipes of black eyeliner, shaded in with eye shadow the colour of bruising and emphasized by thick slicks of jet black mascara.
Petra wonders what she actually has the energy to do. She has some out-work from Charlton Squire, the gallery owner and jeweller who takes a sizeable commission of her sales but who keeps her earnings a little more constant by giving her his own designs to make up. She sips tea. She is starting to feel more human. She sends Rob a text to say sorry bout last nite – ta 4 saving me! g. luv u! p xxx Spring sunshine filters through the dusty studio windows. Eric looks so comical and sweet. Kitty is stooped in concentration, the cuff sending out dazzles of light as the sun catches it.