Dr. Siri Paiboun
On Sale: August 15, 2017
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The boycotting of the 1980 Olympic games in Moscow has
given the Democratic People’s Republic of Laos the chance
they needed to field their first-ever team. It’s also just
the sort of opportunity the now retired, and therefore very
bored, ex-National Coroner of Laos, the venerable Dr. Siri
Paiboun, to visit a city he has long wanted to see. He just
needs to get the band back together first.
1980: 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
the job of medical oversight of the Olympians. Most of the
athletes are young and innocent village people who have
never worn running 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.
Dr. Siri Paiboun
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