Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"Vulture Peak"

John Burdett practiced law for 14 years in London and Hong Kong until he was able to retire to write full time. He has lived in France, Spain, Hong Kong and the U.K. and now commutes between Bangkok and Southwest France.

He applied the Page 69 Test to Vulture Peak, the fifth and latest novel in his series featuring Bangkok police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep, and reported the following:
In this case the Page is a perfect ambassador for the whole book. I'll have to be careful not to give too much away. Suffice to say that two very beautiful - and very ruthless - Chinese twins, Lilly and Polly Yip, are travelling first class with Sonchai on the way to Monte Carlo. Our fun-loving girls, though, cannot wait for the casino, they have to get the gambling fix right there in first class, where a fly has appeared on Lilly's window and, for a long moment, evades each twin's attempt to predict, for very high stakes, what it's next move will be.
Learn more about the book and author at John Burdett's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Godfather of Kathmandu.

--Marshal Zeringue