Slash and Burn

Slash and Burn

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Dr. Siri might finally be allowed to retire (again). Although he loves his two morgue assistants, he s tired of being Laos s national coroner, a job he never wanted in the first place. Plus, he s pushing eighty, and wants to spend some time with his wife before his untimely death (which has been predicted by the local transvestite fortune teller).
But retirement is not in the cards for Dr. Siri after all. He s dragged into one last job for the Lao government: supervising an excavation for the remains of U.S. fighter pilot who went down in the remote northern Lao jungle ten years earlier. The presence of American soldiers in Laos is a hot-button issue for both the Americans and the Lao involved, and the search party includes high-level politicians and scientists. But one member of the party is found dead, setting off a chain of accidents Dr. Siri suspects are not completely accidental. Everyone is trapped in a cabin in the jungle, and the bodies are starting to pile up. Can Dr. Siri get to the bottom of the MIA pilot s mysterious story before the fortune teller s prediction comes true?"
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Product details

  • Hardback | 290 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 589.67g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1616951168
  • 9781616951160
  • 1,038,434

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Praise for "Love Songs from a Shallow Grave"

"It's a rare treat to say that a book placed so far into a series is the best one. Authors more often than not run out of steam by the seventh book. Not Colin Cotterill."--"The Oregonian"

"This is the seventh and most sardonic of Mr. Cotterill's Dr. Siri series, and it is not easy to cope with the combination of misery and merry melancholy that he employs. His writing, as always, is skillful and smooth and his plot is artfully strung together. The book fascinates as it chills."--"Washington Times"
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About Colin Cotterill

Colin Cotterill is the Dilys Award-winning author of nine books in the Dr. Siri Paiboun series: "The Coroner's Lunch," "Thirty-Three Teeth," "Disco for the Departed," "Anarchy and Old Dogs," "Curse of the Pogo Stick," "The Merry Misogynist," "Love Songs from a Shallow Grave," and "Slash & Burn," and" The Woman Who Wouldn't Die." He lives in Chumphon, Thailand, with his wife and six deranged dogs.
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2,009 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 33% (672)
4 48% (969)
3 16% (329)
2 2% (33)
1 0% (6)
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