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The Rat Catchers' Olympics
by Colin Cotterill


Overview - The boycotting of the 1980 Olympic games in Moscow has given the Democratic People's Republic of Laos the chance they needed to field their first-ever team. It's also just the sort of opportunity the now retired, and therefore very bored, ex-National Coroner of Laos, the venerable Dr.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The boycotting of the 1980 Olympic games in Moscow has given the Democratic People's Republic of Laos the chance they needed to field their first-ever team. It's also just the sort of opportunity the now retired, and therefore very bored, ex-National Coroner of Laos, the venerable Dr. Siri Paiboun, to visit a city he has long wanted to see. He just needs to get the band back together first.

1980: The People's Democratic Republic of Laos is proud to be competing in its firstever Olympics. Of course, half the world is boycotting the Moscow Summer Olympic Games to protest the Soviet Union's recent invasion of Afghanistan, but that has made room for athletes from countries that are usually too small or underfunded to be competitive--like Laos.

Ex-national coroner of Laos Dr. Siri Paiboun may be retired, but he and his wife, Madame Daeng, would do just about anything to have a chance to visit Moscow, so Siri finagles them a trip by getting them hired as medical advisers to the Olympians. Most of the athletes are young and innocent village people who have never worn running shoes, much less imagined anything as marvelous as the Moscow Olympic Village. As the competition heats up, however, Siri begins to suspect that one of the athletes is not who he says he is. Fearing a conspiracy, Siri and his friends investigate, liaising in secret with Inspector Phosy back home in Laos to see if the man might be an assassin. Siri's progress is derailed when a Lao Olympian is accused of murder. Now in the midst of a murky international incident, Dr. Siri must navigate not one but two paranoid government machines to make sure justice is done.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781616958251
  • ISBN-10: 1616958251
  • Publisher: Soho Crime
  • Publish Date: August 2017
  • Page Count: 288
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds

Series: Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery #10

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