Knopf, Jun 2003, 24.00, 318 pp.
In Bangkok the corpse of African-American US Marine William Bradley is found in his Mercedes along with cobras and a giant python. Not long afterward, the partner of Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep is also found dead in a similar manner.
Because he speaks English, “half-caste Third World” Detective Sonchai is assigned to investigate primarily the marine murder. However, he knows the hidden mess...