New York: Soho, 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, beige backstrip, white paper over boards, 247pp. Item #900429
Signed and dated (14/9/06) by the author on the title page. Third volume in the mystery series featuring Laos national coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun.
Dr Siri Paiboun, reluctant national coroner of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos, is summoned to a remote location in the mountains of Huaphan Province, where for years the leaders of the current government had hidden out in caves, waiting to assume power. Now, as a major celebration of the new regime is scheduled to take place, an arm is found protruding from the concrete walk that was laid from the President's former cave hideout to his new house beneath the cliffs. Dr Siri is ordered to supervise the disinterment of the body attached to the arm, identify the corpse, and discover how he died.
Fine in dust wrapper and protective mylar.