Buddha on the Road
Burma is known as "The Golden Land." And for Brin Harper, Burma means golden memories from a youth spent in an exotic country with his mother, an accomplished diplomat. But today Brin Harper is an NYPD homicide detective haunted by his mother's suicide, and his grief is slowly eroding his... show more
Burma is known as "The Golden Land." And for Brin Harper, Burma means golden memories from a youth spent in an exotic country with his mother, an accomplished diplomat. But today Brin Harper is an NYPD homicide detective haunted by his mother's suicide, and his grief is slowly eroding his relationship with his journalist boyfriend, Richard. Now a set of vicious murders is about to dredge up secrets and bitter regrets from thousands of miles away and many years ago. The trail leads to a strange monk who doesn't behave at all like a holy man. Brin is faced with a range of suspects, including the American widower of dissident Marlar Swe, to his on-again, off-again lover, Aung, a quiet professor who has survived time in Burma's infamous Insein Prison. As the killer claims more victims, each murdered in a fashion inspired by Burmese culture, Brin must confront his own past and play a duel of wits with the monk, trying to decipher what his role is in the case. And there are more disturbing personal revelations waiting for him than just exposing a psychotic murderer...
Publish date: April 23rd 2011
Publisher: Gallivant Books
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
Brin Harper, son of a diplomate, spent his forming years in Burma. Even though he's American, he feels deeply connected to Burmese habits and view of life. The gruesome murder of an Asian man is assigned to cop Brin. While he tries to solve the crime (and more similar crimes as the first murder turn...
Okay, a warning first and foremost: this book is not — I repeat not — a light read. It contains several descriptions of torture and murder, which while not very long, to me were quite graphic. If this is not your cup of tea, stay away.Another warning: as with many murder mysteries, the romance in th...