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By James Church

ISBN-10: 0312601298

ISBN-13: 9780312601294

The significantly acclaimed A Corpse within the Koryo brought readers into the enigmatic workings of North Korean intelligence with the advent of a brand new type of detective---the mysterious Inspector O. within the follow-up, Hidden Moon, O threaded his manner during the minefield of North Korean ministries right into a higher conspiracy he used to be by no means alleged to touch.

Now the inspector returns . . .

In the iciness of 1997, attempting to remain alive in the course of a famine that has devastated a lot of North Korea, Inspector O is ordered to play host to an Israeli agent who seems in Pyongyang. while the spouse of a North Korean diplomat in Pakistan dies lower than suspicious conditions, O is informed to enquire, with a curious proviso: Don’t glance too heavily on the info, and steer clear of the query of missiles. O is familiar with he can’t stay away from checking out what he's imagined to forget about on a path that leads him from the darkish, cold rooms of Pyongyang to an deserted mystery facility deep within the geographical region, guarded by means of a lonely basic; and from the streets of latest York to a bench underneath a horse chestnut tree at the shorelines of Lake Geneva, the place the Inspector discovers he's as much as his ears in missiles---and worse. Stalked by way of the prior and cautious of the longer term, O is confident there's no one he can belief, and not anyone he can’t suspect. Swiss intelligence desires him in another country; another person wishes him dead.

Once back, James Church’s spare, lyrical prose publications readers via an surprising panorama of whispered phrases and shadows, a global wrapped in a degree of puzzle and complexity that few outsiders have skilled. With Inspector O, noir has a brand new domestic in North Korea, and James Church holds the keys.

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