By Jo Nesbø
When the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand is located useless in a Bangkok brothel, Inspector Harry gap is dispatched from Oslo to assist hush up the case.
But as soon as he arrives Harry discovers that this example is set even more than one random homicide. there's something else, anything extra pervasive, scrabbling round backstage. Or, placed otherwise, for each cockroach you spot on your resort room, there are 1000s at the back of the partitions. Surrounded through round the clock site visitors noise, Harry wanders the streets of Bangkok coated with go-go bars, temples, opium dens, and vacationer traps, attempting to piece jointly the tale of the ambassador's dying even if nobody requested him to, and not anyone wishes him to—not even Harry himself.
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