In his fourth outing Disco for the Departed, , etc. Siri Paiboun, the only coroner in the grimly totalitarian Laos of the late s, is settling into a more comfy, bantering relationship with his tart assistant, Nurse Dtui, despite their age difference and his curmudgeonly manner. As they examine the private parts of a corpse, Siri chides Dtui for consulting the fortuneteller Auntie Bpoo, a strapping transvestite. The death of blind dentist Dr. Convinced that either the widow or the dentist has been lying, Siri consults a former colleague named Dr.
Tao for help in cracking the code. The sequel involves a dicey trip across the Thai border by Dtui, and a further consultation with Auntie Bpoo.
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Log In. Siri is too old to be in awe of the new communist bureaucrats for whom he now works. He identifies the corpse, helped by the letter in the man's pocket. But first he must decipher it; it is written in code and invisible ink.
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The dentist's widow explains that the enigmatic letters and numbers describe chess moves, but they are unlike any chess symbols Siri has previously encountered. With the help of his old friend, Civilai, now a senior member of the Laos politburo; Nurse Dtui "Fatty" ; Phosy, a police officer; and Aunt Bpoo, a transvestite fortune-teller, Dr.
Siri solves the mystery of the note and foils a plot to overthrow the government of Laos. Genre: Mystery. Title: Anarchy and Old Dogs Dr. Availability: Amazon.