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The rat catchers' olympics, Colin Cotterill

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The rat catchers' olympics
Title
The rat catchers' olympics
Statement of responsibility
Colin Cotterill
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Language
eng
Summary
"1980: The Democratic People's Republic of Laos is proud to be competing in its first-ever Olympics. Of course, half the world is boycotting the Moscow Summer Olympic Games to protest Russia's recent invasion of Afghanistan, but that has made room for athletes from countries that are usually too small or underfunded to be competitive--countries 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 the job of medical oversight for the Olympians. Most of the athletes are young and innocent village people who have never worn shoes, never mind 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. But Siri's progress is derailed when another Lao Olympian is accused of murder. Now in the midst of a murky international incident, Dr. Siri must navigate not one but two paranoid and secretive government machines to make sure justice is done"--
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Title
The rat catchers' olympics
Creator
Summary
When the boycotting of the 1980 Olympic games in Moscow gives the Democratic People's Republic of Laos its first chance to build a team for previously underfunded athletes, ex-national coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun finagles the job of Olympic medical overseer, only to uncover signs that one of the athletes in his care may be an assassin
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Tone
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10572954
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.O778
LC item number
R38 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Dr.Paiboun novels ;
Series volume
12
Target audience
adult
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Colin Cotterill
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rat catchers olympics
The rat catchers' olympics, Colin Cotterill

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