New York: Soho, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, purple backstrip, white paper over boards, 240pp. Item #900425
Bookplate signed by the author laid in. Fifth volume in the mystery series featuring Laos national coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun.
Seven female Hmong villagers kidnap Dr. Siri on orders from the village elder who hopes that Yeh Ming, the thousand-year-old shaman who shares the doctor's body, will consent to exorcise the headman's daughter. He fears that her soul has been possessed by a demon due to the curse of a mysterious Western artifact. Siri agrees to help and, in so doing, brings to pass a prediction of Auntie Bpoo, a transvestite fortune-teller.
Fine in dust wrapper and protective mylar.