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Bamboo and Blood

(2008)
(The third book in the Inspector O series)
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The critically acclaimed A Corpse in the Koryo brought readers into the enigmatic workings of North Korean intelligence with the introduction of a new kind of detective---the mysterious Inspector O. In the follow-up, Hidden Moon, O threaded his way through the minefield of North Korean ministries into a larger conspiracy he was never supposed to touch.

Now the inspector returns . . .

In the winter of 1997, trying to stay alive during a famine that has devastated much of North Korea, Inspector O is ordered to play host to an Israeli agent who appears in Pyongyang. When the wife of a North Korean diplomat in Pakistan dies under suspicious circumstances, O is told to investigate, with a curious proviso: Don't look too closely at the details, and stay away from the question of missiles. O knows he can't avoid finding out what he is supposed to ignore on a trail that leads him from the dark, chilly rooms of Pyongyang to an abandoned secret facility deep in the countryside, guarded by a lonely general; and from the streets of New York to a bench beneath a horse chestnut tree on the shores of Lake Geneva, where the Inspector discovers he is up to his ears in missiles---and worse. Stalked by the past and wary of the future, O is convinced there is no one he can trust, and no one he can't suspect. Swiss intelligence wants him out of the country; someone else wants him dead.

Once again, James Church's sparse, lyrical prose guides readers through an unfamiliar landscape of whispered words and shadows, a world wrapped in a level of mystery and complexity that few outsiders have experienced. With Inspector O, noir has a new home in North Korea, and James Church holds the keys.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bamboo and Blood: An Inspector O Novel (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): James Church
ISBN: 1-4104-1366-7 / 978-1-4104-1366-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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November 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bamboo and Blood: An Inspector O Novel
Author(s): James Church
ISBN: 0-312-37291-4 / 978-0-312-37291-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bamboo and Blood: An Inspector O Novel
Author(s): James Church
ISBN: 0-312-60129-8 / 978-0-312-60129-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Audio Editions

July 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bamboo and Blood (Inspector O Novels, Book 3)
Author(s): James Church
ISBN: 1-4417-9430-1 / 978-1-4417-9430-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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August 2011 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Bamboo and Blood (Inspector O Novels, Book 3)(Library Edition)
Author(s): James Church
ISBN: 1-4417-9428-X / 978-1-4417-9428-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bamboo and Blood (Inspector O Novels, Book 3)(Library Edition)
Author(s): James Church
ISBN: 1-4417-9429-8 / 978-1-4417-9429-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Bamboo and Blood (Inspector O Novels, Book 3)
Author(s): James Church
ISBN: 1-4417-9431-X / 978-1-4417-9431-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bamboo and Blood: The Inspector O Novels, Book 3
Author(s): James Church
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


July 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bamboo and Blood: The Inspector O Novels, Book 3
Author(s): James Church
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bamboo and Blood: An Inspector O Novel (Inspector O Novels)
Author(s): James Church
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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