The Man with the Baltic Stare: An Inspector O Novel

The Man with the Baltic Stare: An Inspector O Novel

James Church


The mysterious Inspector O is once more drawn right into a net of concessions and cover-ups within the most recent secret from significantly acclaimed writer James Church.

Autumn brings unwelcome information to Inspector O: wrenched from retirement, he has been ordered to Pyongyang for an task. the 2 Koreas are actually cooperating--very quietly--to preserve balance within the North. balance calls for compromise; balance calls for peace; balance calls for that O examine a criminal offense of ardour devoted by means of the younger guy who has been chosen because the most sensible chief of a transition executive.

O is urged to ensure the case is going away. Then he learns that a number of groups―remnants of the outdated regime, international powers, rival gangs―all desire a piece of the motion, and all clarify that if O values his existence, he'll no longer get of their manner. O is not yes the place his loyalties lie, and he does not have a lot time to determine even if ‘tis higher to be noble or be dead.

Once back, James Church's spare, lyrical writing illuminates an unexpected panorama of whispers and shadows, a spot few outsiders have ever skilled. The guy with the Baltic Stare is a chilling, atmospheric noir―a interesting reaction to the works of Martin Cruz Smith and John Le Carre.

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