Slash and Burn
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The series is about a 70-something doctor who finds himself appointed as the national coroner of Laos, and must do the best he can amid shortages of supplies - and lots of political pressure. Despite the often-harsh setting, the tone is very upbeat, with Siri's wit and humor shining through. And the supernatural touches add interest - and occasional confusion!
This book picks up after the events of Love Songs From A Shallow Grave, and touches on some very sensitive issues, including US involvement in the region and the search for a missing US pilot. It also features a dangerous but vastly entertaining field trip in which Siri, nudged to go along with the search for political reasons, manages to coerce his superiors into letting him bring his entire posse with him. There are loads of culture-clash fun, multi-lingual translation snafus and snarkiness, growing suspense as to who's behind a series of sudden deaths that are related to the missing pilot, and a spectacular conclusion in which some very unlikely heroes step up. Another very enjoyable entry in this series!
Released 3 wks ago (11/19/2019 UTC) at
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*** Released for the 2019 e-less release challenge. ***