A Bewitching Smile

Land of Smiles Trilogy

Book 2
Christopher G. Moore
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A Bewitching Smile Second in the Land of Smiles Trilogy A Bewitching Smile is reminiscent of A Passage to India in the creation of a kind of psychological DMZ, another Shangri-la with its own ephipanies and perils. The tough-sensitive characterization, and the sharp, often aphoristic dialogue, and the irony, combine to create a powerful drama. In this sequel to A Killing Smile, Richard Breach who is a magician, mystic and world-class card player teaches English in Bangkok. Crosby, his former student, has found an assignment for Breach's talents: a rescue mission. Snow is held hostage in a hill tribe village. Snow's plan to become Lahu godman has failed and his life is at risk. Breach has private reasons of his own -- a dying friend in England has requested a set of ritual shaman's. As the journey progresses to the north of Thailand, another mission takes form: Breach is to play in a high stakes card game. The story is about magic, myth and the power to transform the self. A Bewitching Smile, the second A Land of Smiles trilogy -- confirms the novels of Christopher G. Moore are destined to become a Southeast Asia social chronicle of the 90s.
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About the author

Christopher G. Moore is an award-winning Canadian author, who has resided in Thailand for over 25 years. He studied law at Oxford University, taught law at the University of British Columbia, and practiced law before becoming a full-time writer. Moore's first book, His Lordship's Arsenal, was published to critical acclaim in 1985. He has since written over 25 novels, five works of non-fiction, and edited three anthologies of short stories and essays. He is best known for his popular Vincent Calvino Private Eye series and his cult classics, Land of Smiles Trilogy, which are set in his adopted country of Thailand. His title Asia Hand won the Shamus Award for Best Original Paperback in 2011.

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Christopher G. Moore
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Published on
Dec 31, 2000
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Pages
298
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ISBN
9786169039303
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
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