The long-awaited follow-up to 2011's Slash & Burn. In a small Lao village, a very strange thing has happened. A woman was shot and killed in her bed during a burglary; she was given a funeral and everyone in the village saw her body burned. Then, three days later, she was back in her house as if she'd never been dead at all. But now she's clairvoyant, and can speak to the dead. That's why the long-dead brother of a Lao general has enlisted her to help his brother uncover his remains, which have been lost at the bottom of a river for many years. Lao national coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, are sent along to supervise the excavation. It could be a kind of relaxing vacation for them, maybe, except Siri is obsessed with the pretty undead medium's special abilities, and Madame Daeng might be a little jealous. She doesn't trust the woman for some reason─is her hunch right? What is the group really digging for at the bottom of this remote river on the Thai border? What war secrets are being covered up?
Colin Cotterill wurde 1952 in London geboren. Er hat 20 Jahre lang in verschiedenen Ländern Asiens, vor allem in Laos und Thailand, unterrichtet und Lehrer ausgebildet. Außerdem engagiert er sich seit vielen Jahren im Kampf gegen Kinderprostitution. Seine beiden Lieblingsbeschäftigungen sind das Zeichnen von Comics und das Schreiben. Colin Cotterill ist mittlerweile hauptberuflich Schriftsteller und lebt in Chiang Mai, Thailand.