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Bamboo and Blood: An Inspector O Novel, James Church (Thomas Dunne Books)

Bamboo and Blood is an excellent stand alone mystery that continues the tales of the sarcastic and skeptical North Korean Policeman, Inspector O. Indeed, I almost gave it an alpha rating, but I suspect it might not appeal to those who don’t like the genre. I highly recommend this novel to anyone who likes Espionage, Mysteries or is just curious about the complex politics of North Korea. ?For full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Hidden Moon: An Inspector O Novel, James Church (Minotaur Books2008)

Hidden Moon has all the intrigue and fascination of a LeCarré novel, combined with an affable, sarcastic hero whose outlook makes one understand how good people can support a corrupt system. Set in North Korea, we find the Intrepid Inspector O assigned to investigate a Bank Robbery, something almost unheard of in North Korea. The case soon spirals into intrigue as it becomes clear that powerful domestic and foreign concerns are involved in crime. A stand alone story that builds on the previous volume, Hidden Moon was a great read that I highly recommend to any who enjoy tales of Espionage.

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