Meet Ladarat Patalung -- the first and only nurse detective in Thailand.
Two nights ago, a young woman brought her husband into the emergency room of the Sriphat Hospital in Thailand, where he passed away. A guard thinks she remembers her coming in before, but with a different husband -- one who also died.
Ladarat Patalung, for one, would have been happier without a serial murderer-if there is one -- loose in her hospital. Then again,she never expected to be a detective in the first place.
And now, Ladarat has no choice but to investigate. . .
The first novel in a captivating new series by David Casarett, M.D.
LOVED it. Wonderful characters. Lead is an unassuming and quietly charming woman just starting to explore her talent as a detective. She is delightful company. Good story. Many fascinating details about Thai culture and mindset - and food! I see how clearly I am a brash American. Oh well. Honestly, this is a story that makes me feel good about humans generally. Which is a very welcome thing.
I enjoy reading a good mystery. This book was a surprisingly good change of pace for a mystery. I have lived in Thailand for the past 9 years. The author’s insight into Thais and their culture are well described.