Before Bangkok May 6, 2010
Burdett has become well known for his Bangkok police books. "Thirst" treads different territory. In short, it seems Mr. Thirst has gotten himself killed. There is a woman involved, and passionate sex. And a bit of mystery. No Buddhists.
"Thirst" is well constructed, well written, funny, sexy, sophisticated and quite interesting as a object lesson to those who have read Burdett's later work. One never knows where an author's muse might stray to. Or where it has been.