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Also by Colin Cotterill:

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The Rat Catchers' Olympics
Colin Cotterill

Dr. Siri Paiboun
Soho Crime
August 2017
On Sale: August 15, 2017
288 pages
ISBN: 1616958251
EAN: 9781616958251
Kindle: B01N0G822N
Hardcover / e-Book
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The boycotting of the 1980 Olympic games in Moscow has given the Democratic Peopleís Republic of Laos the chance they needed to field their first-ever team. Itís 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 Peopleís 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 Russiaís recent invasion of Afghanistan, but that has made room for athletes from countries that are usually too small or underfunded to be competitiveócountries 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 Siriís 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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