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The Rat Catchers' Olympics

(2017)
(Book 12 in the Dr. Siri Paiboun series)
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It is 1980, and the Democratic People's Republic of Laos is proud to be competing in its first-ever Olympics. Of course half the world is boycotting the Moscow Summer Olympic Games to protest Russia's recent invasion of Afghanistan, but that has made room for athletes from countries that are usually too small or underfunded to be competitive - countries like Laos.

Ex-national coroner of Laos Dr. Siri Paiboun may be retired, but he and his wife, Madame Daeng, would do just about anything to have a chance to visit Moscow, so Siri finagles them the job of medical oversight for the Olympians. Most of the athletes are young and innocent village people who have never worn shoes, never mind imagined anything as marvelous as the Moscow Olympic Village. As the competition heats up, however, Siri begins to suspect that one of the athletes is not who he says he is. Fearing a conspiracy, Siri and his friends investigate, liaising in secret with Inspector Phosy back home in Laos to see if the man might be an assassin. But Siri's progress is derailed when another Lao Olympian is accused of murder. Now in the midst of a murky international incident, Dr. Siri must navigate not one but two paranoid and secretive government machines to make sure justice is done.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"You get a real feeling for what Laos was like in the '70s. The humor is wonderful too." - Kathy Reichs


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August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rat Catchers' Olympics (A Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery)
Author(s): Colin Cotterill
ISBN: 1-61695-825-1 / 978-1-61695-825-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Title: The Rat Catchers' Olympics (A Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery)
Author(s): Colin Cotterill
ISBN: 1-61695-949-5 / 978-1-61695-949-4 (USA edition)
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Title: The Rat Catcher's Olympics (Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery)
Author(s): Colin Cotterill
ISBN: 1-5019-5707-4 / 978-1-5019-5707-9 (USA edition)
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Title: The Rat Catchers' Olympics (A Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery Book 12)
Author(s): Colin Cotterill
Publisher: Soho Crime
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