during the recent turbulent times in Thailand, the 11th novel in the
Calvino series centers around the street demonstrations and occupation
of Government House in Bangkok.
by an American businessman, Calvino finds himself caught in the middle
of a family conflict over a Chinese corporate takeover. This is no ordinary
deal. Calvino and his client are up against powerful forces set to seize
much more than a family business. As the bodies accumulate while he
navigates Thailand’s business-political landmines, Calvino becomes increasingly
entangled in a secret deal made by men who will stop at nothing—and
no one—standing in their way. But Calvino refuses to step aside.
Corruptionist captures with precision the undercurrents enveloping Bangkok,
revealing multiple layers of betrayal and deception.
and devilishly informative.”
—Tom Plate, Pacific
understanding of the dynamics of Thai society has always impressed,
but considering current events, the timing of his latest [The Corruptionist]
is absolutely amazing.”
—Mark Schreiber, The Japan Times
. . . has a role in the series, more so now than earlier. What with
corruption during elections and coups afterwards, the denizens watch
with bemusement the unlikelihood of those in office serving their
terms. Moore captures this in his books. Thought-provoking columnists
don't do it better. . . . Moore is putting Thailand on the map.”
—Bernard Trink, Bangkok Post
achievement . . . interpreting modern, fast changing Thailand with its
violent political power struggles. . . . [T]he levels and depths of
observation and insight reach an epic nature in [The Corruptionist].
. . . The new characters are stunning. . . . The ending is superb.”
—Richard Ravensdale, Pattaya Trader
believable . . . A ‘brave’ book . . . Another riveting read from Christopher
G. Moore and one you should not miss.”
—Lang Reid, Pattaya Mail