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The Coroner's Lunch (Compact Disc)

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“Set in Laos in 1975, The Coroner's Lunch introduces a terrific new sleuth, Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old Paris-trained doctor, the new national coroner. He knows nothing about forensic medicine but he does know about truth and corruption in high places. This enthralling book is a keeper, with a fascinating setting and an absolutely lovable and intriguing sleuth.”
— Pat Kehde, The Raven Bookstore, Lawrence, KS

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Laos, 1975. The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony. Dr. Siri Paiboun, a seventy-two-year-old Paris-trained doctor, is appointed national coroner. Although he has no training for the job, there is no one else: the rest of the educated class have fled. He is expected to come up with the answers the party wants, but crafty and charming Dr. Siri is immune to bureaucratic pressure. At his age, he reasons, what can they do to him? And he knows he cannot fail the dead who come into his care without risk of incurring their boundless displeasure. Eternity could be a long time to have the spirits mad at you.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781455118472
ISBN-10: 1455118478
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: July 1st, 2011
Language: English

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