Anarchy and old dogs: Dr. Siri Paiboun Series, Book 4

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A blind retired dentist has been run down by a logging truck on the street in Vientiane just opposite the post office. His body is duly delivered to the morgue of Dr. Siri Paiboun, the official and only coroner of Laos. At the age of seventy-four, Dr. Siri is too old to be in awe of the new communist bureaucrats for whom he now works. He identifies the corpse, helped by the letter in the man’s pocket. But first he must decipher it; it is written in code and invisible ink. The dentist’s widow explains that the enigmatic letters and numbers describe chess moves, but they are unlike any chess symbols Siri has previously encountered. With the help of his old friend, Civilai, now a senior member of the Laos politburo; Nurse Dtui (“Fatty”); Phosy, a police officer; and Aunt Bpoo, a transvestite fortune-teller, Dr. Siri solves the mystery of the note and foils a plot to overthrow the government of Laos.
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156947463
9781616951191
9781569474631
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When a blind former dentist is run over by a truck, Dr. Siri Paiboun, the reluctant national coroner of Laos, suspects that this was no traffic accident. A coded message in invisible ink is recovered from the dentist's body, and Dr. Siri begins to follow clues that hint at deep--and dangerous--political intrigue. Dr. Siri only intended to investigate a murder; is he now being drawn into an insurrection? Will he, as a fortune teller predicts, betray his country?

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series Dr. Siri Paiboun
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subject_facet Coroners -- Fiction, Laos -- Fiction, Older people -- Fiction, Paiboun, Siri, Doctor (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Physicians -- Fiction
title_display Anarchy and old dogs
title_full Anarchy and Old Dogs Dr. Siri Paiboun Series, Book 4, Anarchy and old dogs / Colin Cotterill, Anarchy and old dogs [electronic resource] / Colin Cotterill
title_short Anarchy and old dogs
title_sub Dr. Siri Paiboun Series, Book 4
topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Mystery