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Dr Siri’s bagged himself a holiday with his friends – an all-expenses-paid trip to the mountains of Laos. He is to assist a US-funded search for a lost CIA pilot – Boyd Bowry – missing since 1968, though Siri strongly suspects that when the helicopter exploded, the pilot followed suit.

But, just hours into the trip, it becomes apparent that ulterior motives are at work within the group and those associated with the airman start dropping like the insects that frequent the surrounding landscape.

Siri and co are caught up in something big. Something that goes way back and is way over their heads. And, if this wasn’t bad enough, a psychic of unquestionable repute then informs Siri that he’s about to die – in ‘a day or two’, to be precise.

Reviews

'Colin Cotterill's hero is an absolute diamond' Daily Telegraph.
Daily Telegraph
'This is exuberant stuff, delivered with Cotterill's usual panache' Good Book Guide.
Good Book Guide
'Another enjoyable episode in the adventurous life of this coroner' Irish Independent.
Irish Independent
'The stories are expertly plotted, the characters are superbly drawn and the setting is as authentic as it is colourful' Mail on Sunday.
Mail on Sunday
'Terrifically beguiling detective novels steeped in local colour and history' New York Times.
New York Times