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Book Title: The Risk of Infidelity Index: Vincent Calvino, an American P.I. in Bangkok|
The author of the book: Christopher G. Moore
ISBN 13: 9780871139740
Format files: PDF
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Edition: Atlantic Monthly Press
Date of issue: December 21st 2007
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In the nearly twenty years he has lived in Bangkok, Christopher G. Moore has written nine novels starring Vincent Calvino, a disbarred American lawyer working as a P.I. in the dark and steamy Thai capital. Internationally acclaimed, the prize-winning novels have been translated into ten languages. With The Risk of Infidelity Index, the wonderful series will finally be launched in North America. When his surveillance of a major drug piracy ring ends in definitive video evidence, it looks like Calvino's fortunes are about to turn. The money from the job will be enough to buy out the massage parlor downstairs and restore some dignity to his place of marginal employment. But when the client dies of a heart attack and Calvino finds the body of a murdered massage girl downstairs, the authorities get suspicious of the farang who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. To make matters worse, with the dead man unable to pay, Calvino is desperate and forced to take on a job he doesn't want. Calvino's new clients are three expat housewives who want him to trail their spouses. Having read "The Risk of Infidelity Index," a guide that ranks Bangkok as the city where husbands are most likely to stray, they are rattled, haunted by the idea of their men in the bars on Patpong and Soi Cowboy. Unfortunately for Calvino, jealous wives tend to be unhappy, regardless of the results, and drug pirates aren't the type to play nice. Featuring a brilliant cast of characters including a wealthy Thai celebrity protected by important political connections, a lawyer with a perfect memory, a Shakespeare-quoting police colonel, and Calvino's loyal assistant, Ratana, and set in a superbly textured, masterfully realized Bangkok, The Risk of Infidelity Index is a thrilling read and the North American debut of an important name in literary crime fiction.
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Read information about the authorChristopher George Moore is a Canadian novelist who has lived in Bangkok, Thailand since 1988. He formerly taught law at the University of British Columbia. After his first book His Lordship’s Arsenal was published in New York to a critical acclaim in 1985, Moore became a full-time writer and has authored 18 novels and one collection of interlocked short stories. Moore’s novels have been called “complex, moody, rewarding” (Chicago Sun-Times). He is a writer “in the great literary tradition that hasn’t really touched down since Somerset Maugham” (The Globe and Mail). Moore is often praised for his in-depth knowledge and sharp insights about the part of the world he writes about. “One of Moore’s greatest strengths is his knowledge of Southeast Asian history,” said Newsweek. And he is known, in the words of the National Post, for the way he “captures the bewitching spirit and passions of Southeast Asia.” Maclean's magazine has written that “Moore’s noir thrillers and literary fiction—like Graham Greene, he alternates between ‘entertainment’ and serious novels—are subtle and compelling evocations of a part of the world rarely seen through our eyes.” His novels have been translated into German, French, Italian, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, Norwegian and Thai.
Moore's Chandler Law was formulated by Christopher G. Moore in 2008. It is a variation of Godwin’s law (Mike Godwin). Moore’s Chandler Law states:
" As the number of titles in a P.I. series expands, the probability of a comparison involving Raymond Chandler or Philip Marlowe approaches one.”
It is modeled on Godwin's Law and is a deterrent against the use of by critics and reviewers of novels, films, and short stories starring a private eye as hero to draw a comparison with Raymond Chandler or his private eye hero Philip Marlowe. Like Godwin’s law, it makes no judgment on whether the comparison is appropriate in a given case but asserts that there is a strong mathematical probability that such comparison will be made. Sometimes the comparison may prove to be valid. But in most cases, the overuse of Raymond Chandler and Philip Marlowe tends to lowers the value of the comparison.