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Summary Slash and Burn

Slash and Burn Read & Download º 109 ´ Dr Siri might finally be allowed to retire again Although he loves his two morgue assistants he’s tired of being Laos’s national coroner a job he never wanted in the first place Plus he’s pushing eighty and wants to spend some time with his wife before his untimely death which has been predicted by tDr Siri might finally be allowed to retire again Although he loves his two morgue assistants he’s tired of being Laos’s national coroner a job he never wanted in the first place Plus he’s pushing eighty and wants to spend some time with his wife before his untimely death which has been predicted by the local transvestite fortune tellerBut retirement is. I enjoyed this installment a lot than the previous one Cotterill manages to come up with a new theme for every book while preserving the cast and setting This time the whole team goes on a mission to find an American soldier missing in action and gets embroiled in a tale of American greed politics and murder solidly set in Laos and among its poor but ingenious people Auntie goes along for a ride and judge Hueng gets his commeuppance as usual This was very entertaining non stop action and creative twists with Dr Siri and Civilai at their sarcastic finest

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High level politicians and scientists But one member of the party is found dead setting off a chain of accidents Dr Siri suspects are not completely accidental Everyone is trapped in a cabin in the jungle and the bodies are starting to pile up Can Dr Siri get to the bottom of the MIA pilot’s mysterious story before the fortune teller’s prediction comes tr. The prose the humor the characters and the narration are just as good as ever What kept this one from being a 5 in my opinion was that nothing much other than a visit with some of my favorite characters in fiction happened until about halfway through the book Not part of my rating this book also ventures deeply into politics and history presenting viewpoints of the conflicts in IndoChina which may be new to US citizens Time spent with Dr Siri and his friends is always time well spent

Colin Cotterill ☆ 9 review

Slash and BurnNot in the cards for Dr Siri after all He’s dragged into one last job for the Lao government supervising an excavation for the remains of US fighter pilot who went down in the remote northern Lao jungle ten years earlier The presence of American soldiers in Laos is a hot button issue for both the Americans and the Lao involved and the search party includes. This is another funny and informative Dr Siri mystery from Colin Cotterill It is not the latest published 2011 But it fits seamlessly in the series albeit with references to prior episodes but these in no way hinder your understanding of the story at handLaos 1978 the ongoing aftermath of the Viet Nam war The victorious Communist regime continues to struggle with a workable civic and social structure Forget about “prosperity” or even basic amenities for most citizens beyond the elite cadre neighborhoods in the capital of Vientiane on the shores of the Mekhong river At 78 Dr Siri pathologist and former war hero is close to retirement looking forward to spending time eating noodles with his extraordinary wife Daeng But he is enlisted by arch nemesis Judge Haeng to be part of an expedition up country in search of an American MIA missing in action pilot His professional skills might come in handy if they find a body instead of a man in a cage They will be working with a visiting American team The mission is mainly about American politics ie a photo op for Patriotism Or so it appears Seeing that business at his morgue is slow Dr Siri consents to take part but he insists that some key colleagues friends and his wife also be included The usual cast of characters heads out to a remote village by the Thai border in search of a downed Sikorsky and maybe a captive pilotThe comedy artfully interwoven with tragic political commentary is built around interaction between Dr Siri’s team and the Americans The mystery is built around the gradual revelation that the purpose is not really to save a pilot but to kill him If he is indeed still out there Most of the story unfolds within the confines of a small inn in a valley socked in by lung clogging smoke the result of fleeing Hmong rebels resorting to “slash and burn” strategies as they retreat from the area Although again that is not exactly the case Luckily one of the Americans has brought along a case of good scotch And Siri’s wife has a recipe for the most sublime marijuana tea It’s a lot of fun There is also much anger simmering in the satire viz cruelly wasteful American warsDr Siri’s ongoing relationship with the spirit world continues along its delightfully crazy thread5 stars I continue to admire this series It is hard to keep comedic writing fresh Cotterill is writer who can do it by mixing trenchant commentary into fun dialogue all within a uietly enticing mystery