By James Church
Sit on a quiet hillside at sunrise one of the wildflowers; take an image of a automobile bobbing up a abandoned road from the south.
Simple orders for Inspector O, till he realizes they've got led him a long way, far flung his department's turf and right into a maelstrom of betrayal and loss of life. North Korea's leaders are wanting to seek out and get rid of somebody who is aware an excessive amount of a few sequence of decade's-old kidnappings and murders---and Inspector O discovers too overdue he has been despatched into the chaos. it is a international the place not anything works because it should still, the place the crimes of the prior hang-out the current, and the place even the shadows are actual.
Author James Church weaves a narrative with superbly spare prose and layered descriptions of a rustic and a humans he is familiar with via middle after many years as an intelligence officer.
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A Corpse in the Koryo (Inspector O, Book 1) by James Church