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Intelligent thrillers set in interesting places

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The Honorary Consul (Vintage classics)
The Honorary Consul (Vintage classics)
"Amost any Graham Greene would top my list ."
The Redundancy of Courage
The Redundancy of Courage
"East Timor. Topical and at last (about to be) back in print."
Jakarta Shadows
Jakarta Shadows
"Deserves to do well. Atmospheric, stylish and gripping."
A Good Place to Die (Panther)
A Good Place to Die (Panther)
"Marvellous evocation of Iran from 70s to 90s. Called 'The Persian Bride' in US."
The Poisonwood Bible
The Poisonwood Bible
"Everybody's book of the year when it came out. One of my all-time favourites."
The Catastrophist
The Catastrophist
"Same time, same place (Belgian Congo, 1959), very different, almost as good."
The Tesseract
The Tesseract
"More ambitious and better than The Beach: the Philippines."
Senor Vivo & The Coca Lord
Senor Vivo & The Coca Lord
"A mythical South American country with a strong resemblance to Colombia."
The Last King of Scotland
The Last King of Scotland
"Uganda and Idi Amin."
The Constant Gardener
The Constant Gardener
"Le Carre back on form: big pharma in Kenya."