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Bangkok Eight

(2002)
(The first book in the Sonchai Jitpleecheep series)
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A thriller with attitude to spare, Bangkok 8 is a sexy, razor-edged, often darkly hilarious novel set in one of the world's most exotic cities.

Witnessed by a throng of gaping spectators, a charismatic Marine sergeant is murdered under a Bangkok bridge inside a bolted-shut Mercedes Benz. Among the witnesses are the only two cops in the city not on the take, but within moments one is murdered and his partner, Sonchai Jitpleecheep - a devout Buddhist and the son of a Thai bar girl and a long-gone Vietnam War G.I. - is hell-bent on wreaking revenge.

On a vigilante mission to capture his partner's murderer, Sonchai is begrudgingly paired with a beautiful FBI agent named Jones and captures her heart in the process. In a city fueled by illicit drugs and infinite corruption, prostitution and priceless art, Sonchai's quest for vengeance takes him into a world much more sinister than he could have ever imagined.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

"Read this book, savor the language - it's the last and the most compelling word in thrillers." - James Ellroy

"One of the most startling and provocative mysteries I've read in years." - Carl Hiaasen


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Used availability for John Burdett's Bangkok Eight

Hardback Editions

2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: BANGKOK 8 (LARGE PRINT EDITION)
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 1-4193-5016-1 / 978-1-4193-5016-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: RB Large Print
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October 2004 : UK Hardback

Title: Bangkok 8
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 1-84395-491-5 / 978-1-84395-491-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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July 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bangkok 8
Author(s): J Burdett
ISBN: 1-4176-6369-3 / 978-1-4176-6369-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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1882 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bangkok 8
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 0-593-05173-4 / 978-0-593-05173-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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June 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bangkok 8: A Royal Thai Detective Novel (1)
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 1-4000-4044-2 / 978-1-4000-4044-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bangkok 8
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 0-9657525-3-4 / 978-0-9657525-3-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bangkok Eight
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 0-552-15469-5 / 978-0-552-15469-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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July 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bangkok Eight
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 0-552-15356-7 / 978-0-552-15356-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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August 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bangkok 8
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 0-552-77140-6 / 978-0-552-77140-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Books
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July 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bangkok 8: A Royal Thai Detective Novel (1)
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 1-4000-3290-3 / 978-1-4000-3290-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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July 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bangkok 8.
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 0-552-21248-2 / 978-0-552-21248-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Transworld Publ. Ltd UK
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2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bangkok 8
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 0-593-05161-0 / 978-0-593-05161-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Audio Editions

August 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bangkok 8
Author(s): John Burdett
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bangkok 8
Author(s): John Burdett
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bangkok 8
Author(s): John Burdett
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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May 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bangkok 8
Author(s): John Burdett
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Bangkok 8
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 0-7366-9107-3 / 978-0-7366-9107-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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June 2003 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bangkok 8
Author(s): John Burdett
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bangkok 8
Author(s): John Burdett
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bangkok 8
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 0-7393-0387-2 / 978-0-7393-0387-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2003 : USA Audio CD

Title: Bangkok 8 (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 0-7366-9374-2 / 978-0-7366-9374-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bangkok Eight (Sonchai Jitpleecheep Book 1)
Author(s): John Burdett
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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June 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bangkok 8: A Royal Thai Detective Novel (1) (Sonchai Jitpleecheep)
Author(s): John Burdett
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA