By James Church
The mysterious Inspector O is once more drawn right into a net of concessions and cover-ups within the latest 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 keep balance within the North. balance calls for compromise; balance calls for peace; balance calls for that O examine a criminal offense of ardour devoted via the younger guy who has been chosen because the most sensible chief of a transition executive.
O is suggested to ensure the case is going away. Then he learns that numerous groups―remnants of the outdated regime, overseas powers, rival gangs―all need a piece of the motion, and all clarify that if O values his existence, he'll no longer get of their means. O is not certain the place his loyalties lie, and he does not have a lot time to determine no matter if ‘tis greater to be noble or be dead.
Once back, James Church's spare, lyrical writing illuminates an surprising 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.