Vulture Peak

Vulture Peak

eBook - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:
When Police Colonel Vikorn puts Sonchai in charge of the highest profile criminal case in Thailand--ending trafficking in human organs--Sonchai suspects his boss of ulterior motives. And, of course, he's right: Vikorn is running for governor of Bangkok, and his American handlers insist that he needs a dramatic crime-fighting success right now. But just as Vikorn predicts, Sonchai's "goody-two-shoes Buddhist conscience" takes over. The sting operation begins.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307596581
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Mar 10, 2013

Truly an incredible read for all those who favor John le Carre, Graham Greene, or Thomas Perry ("Metzger's Dog"). Mr. Burdett really has guanxi when it comes to global finance and Asian economics, and so forth! And a tremendous mystery novel and primer for anyone unfamiliar with the labrynthine and bizantine politics of Thailand (some of the most complex in existence); with a topical and future subject: international organ harvesting and trafficking.

Feb 24, 2013

** Stars. I have enjoyed this series for years because the protagonist is a Bangkok policeman and I lived and studied in Thailand. Yes, I was a farang. It's fun to understand the "inside" humor. This particular edition was my least favorite of the series. It deals with an international human organ selling conspiracy. Still enjoy the main characters and recommend the series, if not this particular book. Again if you are interested in the adventures of Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep start with "Bangkok 8".

Apr 08, 2012

The first two books in this series were such a joy: so fresh and delightful. Sonchai's naive narrative with its Buddhist slant provided an unusual Asian perspective to his police work in the seamy side of life in Bangkok. But there has been a steady decline since then in books three and four and now this one, the fifth, is feeling a bit tired and Sonchai is becoming too cynical. I think it's time for Sonchai to retire.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at MPL

To Top