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I Shot the Buddha (Hardcover) (Colin Cotterill)

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Laos, 1979: Retired coroner Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, have never been able to turn away a misfit. As a result, they share their small Vientiane house with an assortment of homeless people, mendicants, and oddballs. One of these oddballs is Noo, a Buddhist monk, who rides out on his bicycle one day and never comes back, leaving only a cryptic note in the refrigerator. Realizing that he needs rescuing, Siri and Daeng sneak illegally across the Mekhong River to Thailand, trying to track their missing monk-friend down and figure out who has kidnapped him. Their adventure runs them afoul of Lao secret service officers, famous spiritualists, charismatic abbots, and even a man who might be the reincarnation of the Buddha himself. Buddhism is a powerful influence on both morals and politics in Southeast Asia—to get their friend back, Siri and Daeng will have to figure out who is cloaking their terrible misdeeds in religiosity.
Number of Pages: 342.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Dr. Siri Paiboun Mysteries
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Colin Cotterill
Language: English
Street Date: August 2, 2016
TCIN: 51156967
UPC: 9781616957223
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-5170

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