The Corruptionist by Christopher G. Moore


Title: The Corruptionist
Eleventh in the Vincent Calvino P.I. Series
Author: Christopher G. Moore
ISBN: 978-616-90393-3-4
Published: 2010
Format: Paperback, 490 pages
Price: Baht495 / USD13.95

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Set during the recent turbulent times in Thailand, the 11th novel in the Calvino series centers around the street demonstrations and occupation of Government House in Bangkok.

Hired by an American businessman, Calvino finds himself caught in the middle of a family conflict over a Chinese corporate takeover. This is no ordinary deal. Calvino and his client are up against powerful forces set to seize much more than a family business. As the bodies accumulate while he navigates Thailand’s business-political landmines, Calvino becomes increasingly entangled in a secret deal made by men who will stop at nothing—and no one—standing in their way. But Calvino refuses to step aside.

The Corruptionist captures with precision the undercurrents enveloping Bangkok, revealing multiple layers of betrayal and deception.


“Entertaining and devilishly informative.”
—Tom Plate, Pacific Perspective

“Moore’s understanding of the dynamics of Thai society has always impressed, but considering current events, the timing of his latest [The Corruptionist] is absolutely amazing.”
—Mark Schreiber, The Japan Times

“Politics . . . has a role in the series, more so now than earlier. What with corruption during elections and coups afterwards, the denizens watch with bemusement the unlikelihood of those in office serving their terms. Moore captures this in his books. Thought-provoking columnists don’t do it better. . . . Moore is putting Thailand on the map.”
—Bernard Trink, Bangkok Post

“An achievement . . . interpreting modern, fast changing Thailand with its violent political power struggles. . . . [T]he levels and depths of observation and insight reach an epic nature in [The Corruptionist]. . . . The new characters are stunning. . . . The ending is superb.”
—Richard Ravensdale, Pattaya Trader

“Very believable . . . A ‘brave’ book . . . Another riveting read from Christopher G. Moore and one you should not miss.”
—Lang Reid, Pattaya Mail

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