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A Corpse in the Koryo

James Church, Author . St. Martin's Minotaur/Dunne $23.95 (280p) ISBN 978-0-312-35208-0

In an impressive debut that calls to mind such mystery thrillers as Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park , the pseudonymous Church, a former intelligence officer, provides a rare look into one of the world's most closed societies, North Korea. When Inspector O, a state security officer, is called on the carpet for botching a sensitive surveillance assignment, O soon realizes that competing forces in the military and intelligence hierarchies set him up to fail and that his personal and professional well-being depend on his walking a tightrope. The detective's pragmatic if unwavering commitment to the ideals of pursuing justice in the face of serious obstacles makes him a heroic figure who's well suited to carry future entries in what one hopes will be a long-lived series. Despite the exotic setting, Hammett and Chandler would have had no problem appreciating this hard-boiled narrative. (Oct.)

Reviewed on: 07/31/2006
Release date: 10/01/2006
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