Bamboo and Blood : An Inspector O Novel (Paperback)

Author: Church, James

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In a late 1990s North Korea, a younger Inspector O is working Pyongyang as the countrys nuclear missile program begins to escalate and as the wife of a North Korean diplomat turns up dead in Pakistan under suspicious circumstances, but as Inspector O investigates, he discovers that the womans death could lead to a larger conspiracy. Reprint. *Author: Church, James *Series Title: Inspector O Novels *Subtitle: An Inspector O Novel *Publication Date: 2010/02/16 *Number of Pages: 294 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312601294
SKU 211880810
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312601298
Release Date 2/16/2010
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1T
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Editors Note In a late 1990s North Korea, a younger Inspector O is working Pyongyang as the country's nuclear missile program begins to escalate and as the wife of a North Korean diplomat turns up dead in Pakistan under suspicious circumstances, but as Inspector O investigates, he discovers that the woman's death could lead to a larger conspiracy. Reprint.
Editors Note 1 The critically acclaimed A Corpse in the Koryo brought readers into the enigmatic workings of North Korean intelligence with the introduction of a new kind of detective---the mysterious Inspector O. In the follow-up, Hidden Moon, O threaded his way through the minefield of North Korean ministries into a larger conspiracy he was never supposed to touch.||Now the inspector returns . . .||In the winter of 1997, trying to stay alive during a famine that has devastated much of North Korea, Inspector O is ordered to play host to an Israeli agent who appears in Pyongyang. When the wife of a North Korean diplomat in Pakistan dies under suspicious circumstances, O is told to investigate, with a curious proviso: Don't look too closely at the details, and stay away from the question of missiles. O knows he can't avoid finding out what he is supposed to ignore on a trail that leads him from the dark, chilly rooms of Pyongyang to an abandoned secret facility deep in the countryside, guarded by a lonely general; and from the streets of New York to a bench beneath a horse chestnut tree on the shores of Lake Geneva, where the Inspector discovers he is up to his ears in missiles---and worse. Stalked by the past and wary of the future, O is convinced there is no one he can trust, and no one he can't suspect. Swiss intelligence wants him out of the country; someone else wants him dead.||Once again, James Church's spare, lyrical prose guides readers through an unfamiliar landscape of whispered words and shadows, a world wrapped in a level of mystery and complexity that few outsiders have experienced. With Inspector O, noir has a new home in North Korea, and James Church holds the keys.
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