John Burdett is a former lawyer who worked in Hong Kong until he found his true vocation as a writer. An Englishman by birth, he has lived in France and Spain, and is now back in the Far East.
His series of thrillers set in Bangkok starring the Buddhist Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep of the Royal Thai Police have become beloved bestsellers and have sold in twenty languages. Film rights for the the first novel in the series, Bangkok 8, have been sold to producer Roland Emmerich and rights have been picked up by Sony.
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