Anarchy and Old Dogs (A Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery)

By Colin Cotterill

The fourth Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery

When a blind former dentist is administered over through a truck, Dr. Siri Paiboun, the reluctant nationwide coroner of Laos, suspects that this was once no site visitors coincidence. A coded message in invisible ink is recovered from the dentist’s physique, and Dr. Siri starts to stick with clues that trace at deep—and dangerous—political intrigue. Dr. Siri in basic terms meant to enquire a homicide; is he now being drawn into an revolt? Will he, as a fortune teller predicts, betray his kingdom?

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It seemed unfathomable: 22 xesaaghu iaik bnki qhb oo ykjbeniaz bkn 24li jk kxf bnki ll jas lhwuano x26a/ywxo ykjbeniaz x28a/iwoo ykjbeniaz iwzx ykjbeniaz x24oa/cjgl ykjbeniaz x28o/cjol qjzayezaz ywgg ykjbeniaz ywlg ykjbeniaz x30o/ykzg qjzayezaz x32o/iwog ykjbeniaz iwgg ykjbeniaz z zwu lnklkoaz wqc52 nalhu zenayp pda zareh'o rwcejw “I’ll seriously look into it tonight,” she acknowledged, nonetheless evidently miffed that Siri concept she used to be a secret agent. “But I can’t promise whatever. I don’t have any formal education during this type of factor. ” “Oum, dear,” Siri smiled, “if you could flip your brain to background and actual schooling, I’m convinced it will current you no hassle in any respect. ” * * * Dong Bang was once twenty miles from Vientiane. If the line have been higher, Siri’s previous Triumph bike could have made the journey in twenty mins. because it became out, it took them nearly two times that. Phosy’s knuckles have been welded jointly in entrance of Siri’s chest whilst ultimately they arrived on the little wood pavilion the place the long-distance bus picked up and dropped off passengers. Like such a lot different areas in Laos this 12 months, the little village wore 16 colors of brown airborne dirt and dust. small wood homes with retailers out entrance abutted the line yet there have been no humans to be obvious. a couple of canine slept within the coloration of the bus preserve, growling at one another of their goals. Siri and Phosy were to the morning marketplace bus station in Vientiane and requested round concerning the blind guy. humans needed to have spotted him. It hadn’t been lengthy sooner than they have been directed to the Dong Bang-Ban Nathe provider. the rustic bus had sat idling like an enormous duck in a nest of exhaust smog. They talked with the motive force. It wasn’t he who’d introduced the blind guy into city yesterday, yet this fellow had performed so on , might be 3, different events. the newest he may perhaps remember was once approximately weeks past. the driving force remembered the previous blind guy ready within the Dong Bang pavilion with a lady. She’d waved down the bus and passed the money to the motive force. She by no means traveled with the blind guy and didn’t meet him on his go back. as soon as the bus reached the morning industry, the blind guy climbed down with everybody else and crossed the line to the Bureau de Poste. He’d be again at the bus in time for the go back trip. So this wasn’t the blind man’s first journey and the observe was once not really the 1st he’d gathered on the put up workplace. hence, with not anything larger to do, Siri and Phosy had taken a experience to Dong Bang. All they wanted used to be to discover the blind man’s condominium and holiday the scoop to his family members. however it used to be not simply an workout, an issue of filling within the info at the demise certificates and shutting their respective case records. they'd a secret on their arms. Who could ship notes to a blind guy, and why could they visit the difficulty of writing them in invisible ink and in code? Neither Siri nor Phosy may face up to this sort of conundrum. They left the bike at the back of the pavilion and walked to the closest open-front store.

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