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