Against all his expectations, Dr Siri Paiboun has rather enjoyed his first five months in office. Now, as hot-season nights close in, Siri is spirited away from Laos steamy capital on a Matter of National Security. Arriving in Luang Prabang, hes a busy man, examining carbonized corpses, dining with the deposed king, attending a shamans conference and being rescued by the ghost of an elephant. Not that Siris complaining …Luang Prabang is in mountains and a good fifteen degrees cooler. Meanwhile, back at Vientiane headquarters, its hot. Bloody hot – savaged bodies are piling up in Siris absence. Is it the missing black bear from the circus, or could it be a weretiger? Siris trusty assistant Nurse Dtui goes snooping but, unlike her boss, the spirits arent looking out for her…And just what creature, if any, has thirty-three teeth?
Quercus Publishing Plc
By (author) Colin Cotterill