priceless collection of 9 gold bullet coins issued during the
Reign of Rama V has gone missing along with a Thai coin collector.
Local police find a link between the missing Thai coins and
Calvino's childhood friend, Josh Stein, who happens to be in
Bangkok on an errand for his new Russian client. This old friend
and his personal and business entanglements with the Russian
underworld take Calvino back to New York, along with Pratt.
gritty, dark vision of 9 Gold Bullets is tracked through
the eyes of a Thai cop operating on a foreign turf, and a private
eye expatriated long enough to find himself a stranger in his
hometown. As the intrigue behind the missing coins moves between
New York andBangkok, and the levels of deception increase, Calvino
discovers the true nature of friendship and where he belongs.
consistently manages to entertain without having to resort to
melodramatics. The most compelling feature of his ongoing Calvino
saga, in my view, is the symbiotic relationship between the
American protagonist and his Thai friends, who have evolved
with the series. The friendships are sometimes strained along
cultural stress lines, but they endure, and the Thai characters'
supporting roles are very effective in helping keep the narratives
interesting and plausible.”
does it again!.”
is a master at leading the reader on to what 'should' be the
finale, but then you find it isn't... Worth waiting for... However,
do not start reading until you have a few hours to spare.”
—Lang Reid, Pattaya Mail