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A corpse in the Koryo
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New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, 2006.
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280 pages ; 22 cm.
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Against the backdrop of a totalitarian North Korea, one man unwillingly uncovers the truth behind series of murders, and wagers his life in the process.
Sit on a quiet hillside at dawn among the wildflowers; take a picture of a car coming up a deserted highway from the south. Simple orders for Inspector O, until he realizes they have led him far, far off his department's turf and into a maelstrom of betrayal and death. North Korea's leaders are desperate to hunt down and eliminate anyone who knows too much about a series of decades-old kidnappings and murders—-and Inspector O discovers too late he has been sent into the chaos.
This is a world where nothing works as it should, where the crimes of the past haunt the present, and where even the shadows are real. A corpse in Pyongyang's main hotel—-the Koryo—-pulls Inspector O into a confrontation of bad choices between the devils he knows and those he doesn't want to meet. A blue button on the floor of a hotel closet, an ice blue Finnish lake, and desperate efforts by the North Korean leadership set Inspector O on a journey to the edge of a reality he almost can't survive.
Like Philip Kerr's Berlin Noir trilogy and the Inspector Arkady Renko novels, A Corpse in the Koryo introduces another unfamiliar world, a perplexing universe seemingly so alien that the rules are an enigma to the reader and even, sometimes, to Inspector O. Author James Church weaves a story with beautifully spare prose and layered descriptions of a country and a people he knows by heart after decades as an intelligence officer. This is a chilling portrayal that, in the end, leaves us wondering if what at first seemed unknowable may simply be too familiar for comfort.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Church, J. (2006). A corpse in the Koryo. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Church, James. 2006. A Corpse in the Koryo. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur.

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Church, James, A Corpse in the Koryo. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, 2006.

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Church, James. A Corpse in the Koryo. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, 2006. Print.

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