"Burdett's fever-dream mysteries recast the police procedural as psychedelic peep show."--"The New Yorker"
"John Burdett is writing the most exciting set of crime novels in the world."--"The Oregonian"
""Godfather "is written with Burdett's characteristic zest, serving up pungent slices of Bangkok's bazaars and waterways."--"The Boston Globe"
"A Thai tale of corruption, mayhem and intrigue."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
It is the mordant wit of his exhaustively observant monk manque hero that fuels this blissful and dexterous book. "Houston Chronicle"
This is a novel brimming with observations and arguments, with absurdity and jokes . . . Witty, learned, and wild. "The Washington Post Book World"
The spiciest yet of Burdett s exotic dishes. "The Times "(London)
Burdett s latest mystery is delightfully ambiguous, like life itself. "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
Block out several hours to read it in one sitting. Once you start, you won t get anything else done until you finish it. "Bookpage "(Mystery of the Month)
A dizzying array of multifaceted storylines. . . . Burdett juggles the various plots with great dexterity . . . A whirlwind of a novel. "Booklist "(starred)
A blissfully nutty caper that brings back fond memories of the late lamented Ross Thomas s crazy-quilt crime fiction . . . Distinguishing crooks from good guys is only one of the pleasures [here] . . . Sonchai s wry narrative voice (think: exotic Philip Marlowe) keeps us hooked. "Kirkus Reviews "(starred)"show more