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The Godfather of Kathmandu

(2009)
(The fourth book in the Sonchai Jitpleecheep series)
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Sonchai Jitpleecheep - John Burdett's inimitable Thai police detective - is summoned to the most shocking and intriguing crime scene of his career. Solving the murder could mean a promotion, but Sonchai, reeling from a personal tragedy, is more interested in Tietsin, an exiled Tibetan lama based in Kathmandu who has become his guru.

There are, however, obstacles in Sonchai's path to nirvana. Police Colonel Vikorn has just named Sonchai his consigliere (he's been studying The Godfather on DVD) in his ongoing battle with Army General Zinna for control of Bangkok's network of illegal enterprises. And though Tietsin is enlightened and (eerily) charismatic, he also has forty million dollars of heroin for sale. If Sonchai truly wants to be an initiate into Tietsin's 'apocalyptic Buddhism,' he has to pull off a deal that will bring Vikorn and Zinna to the same side of the table. The challenge is further complicated when he meets Tara, a Tantric practitioner who captivates him with her otherworldly techniques.

Here is Sonchai put to the extreme test - as a cop, as a Buddhist, as an impossibly earthbound man - in John Burdett's most wildly inventive, darkly comic, and wickedly entertaining novel yet.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Godfather of Kathmandu (Sonchai Jitpleecheep, Book 4)
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 0-307-26319-3 / 978-0-307-26319-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Godfather of Kathmandu: A Royal Thai Detective Novel (4) (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 1-4000-9707-X / 978-1-4000-9707-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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December 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Godfather of Kathmandu (Sonchai Jitpleecheep 4)
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 0-552-15360-5 / 978-0-552-15360-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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July 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Godfather of Kathmandu
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 0-307-73991-0 / 978-0-307-73991-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc.
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2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Godfather Of Kathmandu
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 0-593-05546-2 / 978-0-593-05546-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Limited
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Audio Editions

June 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Godfather of Kathmandu
Author(s): John Burdett
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June 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Godfather of Kathmandu
Author(s): John Burdett
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March 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Godfather of Kathmandu
Author(s): John Burdett
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March 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Godfather of Kathmandu
Author(s): John Burdett
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March 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Godfather of Kathmandu
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 1-4074-5499-4 / 978-1-4074-5499-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Godfather of Kathmandu (Unabridged)
Author(s): John Burdett
ISBN: 1-4407-2898-4 / 978-1-4407-2898-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Kindle Editions

November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Godfather Of Kathmandu (Sonchai Jitpleecheep Book 4)
Author(s): John Burdett
Publisher: C & R Crime
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December 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Godfather of Kathmandu: A Royal Thai Detective Novel (4) (Sonchai Jitpleecheep)
Author(s): John Burdett
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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