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By Colin Cotterill

ISBN-10: 1569475016

ISBN-13: 9781569475010

A blind retired dentist has been run down via a logging truck in the street in Vientiane simply contrary the put up workplace. His physique is duly brought to the morgue of Dr. Siri Paiboun, the reliable and simply coroner of Laos. on the age of seventy-four, Dr. Siri is just too previous to be in awe of the recent communist bureaucrats for whom he now works. He identifies the corpse, helped through the letter within the man's pocket. yet first he needs to decipher it; it really is written in code and invisible ink. The dentist's widow explains that the enigmatic letters and numbers describe chess strikes, yet they're in contrast to any chess symbols Siri has formerly encountered. With assistance from his previous pal, 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 secret of the be aware and foils a plot to overthrow the govt. of Laos.

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