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Hidden moon: an Inspector O novel
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Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2008.
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487 pages : 1 map ; 23 cm.
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In A Corpse in the Koryo, James Church introduced readers to one of the most unique detectives to appear in print in years-the elusive Inspector O. The stunning mystery was named one of the best mystery/thrillers of 2006 by the Chicago Tribune for its beautifully spare prose and layered descriptions of a terrain Church knows by heart. And now the inspector is back. In Hidden Moon, Inspector O returns from a mission abroad to find his new police commander waiting at his office door. There has been a bank robbery-the first ever in Pyongyang-and the commander demands action, and quickly. But is this urgency for real? Somewhere, someone in the North Korean leadership doesn't want Inspector O to complete his investigation. And why not? What if the robbery leads to the highest levels of the regime? What if power, not a need for cash, is the real reason behind the heist at the Gold Star Bank? Given a choice, this isn't a trail a detective in the Pyongyang police would want to follow all the way to the end, even a trail marked with monogrammed silk stockings. "I'm not sure I know where the bank is," is O's laconic observation as the warning bells go off in his head. A Scottish policeman sent to provide security for a visiting British official, a sultry Kazakh bank manager, and a mournful fellow detective all combine to put O in the middle of a spider web of conspiracies that becomes more tangled-and dangerous-the more he pulls on the threads. Once again, as he did in A Corpse in the Koryo, James Church opens a window into a society where nothing is quite as it seems. The story serves as the listener's flashlight, illuminating a place that outsiders imagine is always dark and too far away to know. Church's descriptions of the country and its people are spare and starkly beautiful; the dialogue is lean, every thought weighed and measured before it is spoken. Not a word is wasted because in this place no one can afford to be misunderstood.
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Church, J. (2008). Hidden moon: an Inspector O novel. Waterville, Me.: Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Church, James. 2008. Hidden Moon: An Inspector O Novel. Waterville, Me.: Thorndike Press.

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Church, James, Hidden Moon: An Inspector O Novel. Waterville, Me.: Thorndike Press, 2008.

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Church, James. Hidden Moon: An Inspector O Novel. Waterville, Me.: Thorndike Press, 2008. Print.

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