The Man with the Baltic Stare by James Church
An Inspector O Novel

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This is a thriller supreme. We never know who is on which side of what. Most of the time we don’t even know what the sides actually are. Church steers a suspenseful route of elegant twists and hairpin turns. He befuddles and ultimately delights.
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From James Church, the author of the critically acclaimed Inspector O series, comes The Man with the Baltic Stare--another riveting novel set in the mysterious world of North Korea

Autumn brings unwelcome news to Inspector O: he has been wrenched from retirement and ordered back to Pyongyang for a final assignment. The two Koreas, he learns, are now cooperating—very quietly—to maintain stability in the North. Stability requires that Inspector O lead an investigation into a crime of passion committed by the young man who has been selected as the best possible leader of a transition government. O is instructed to make sure that the case goes away. Remnants of the old regime, foreign powers, rival gangs—all want a piece of the action, and all make it clear that if O values his life, he will not get in their way. O isn't sure where his loyalties lie, and he doesn't have much time to figure out whether ‘tis better to be noble or be dead.

 

About James Church

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JAMES CHURCH (a pseudonym) is a former Western intelligence officer with decades of experience in Asia.
 
Published August 17, 2010 by Minotaur Books. 286 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Vick Mickunas on Nov 24 2010

This is a thriller supreme. We never know who is on which side of what. Most of the time we don’t even know what the sides actually are. Church steers a suspenseful route of elegant twists and hairpin turns. He befuddles and ultimately delights.

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