Gone Bamboo by Anthony Bourdain

By Anthony Bourdain

long gone Bamboo pits Henry, a CIA-trained murderer, and Frances, his hard-nosed, hard-bodied spouse opposed to governments and a cross-dressing mafioso.

Henry and Frances have long gone bamboo-living an idyllic, retired lifestyles within the Caribbean-but whilst Donnie, a robust capo relocated by way of the Federal Witness safety software, inadvertently jeopardizes their plan, all hell breaks free. even though Henry as soon as attempted to kill Donnie, the 2 subscribe to forces opposed to the transvestite mob boss trying to ace Donnie. yet issues aren't going to be so easy...

Written in Anthony Bourdain's signature style-raucous, humorous, a section vicious, and consistently fun- long gone Bamboo is a ceremonial dinner of homicide, hitmen, and the hitwomen they love. comparable to Dashiell Hammet's Nick and Nora, Bourdain's Henry and Frances are a tough-talking, not going couple that may win you over-if they don't kill you first.

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Make sure that the ambulance parks here. Right here. ' The man gave him a long look. Probably weighing up the implications should he refuse. Then he nodded, sourly, and began barking orders at his men. Griessel turned back to Vusi. 'You need to look at this,' the pathologist called from where she was crouched by the body. They went over to her. With a pair of tweezers, she held up a clothing label, the one from the back of the girl's T-shirt. 'Broad Ripple Vintage, Indianapolis,' she said and gave them a meaningful look.

109 16:41-17:46. 111 Chapter 47. 112 17:47-18:36. 114 Chapter 48. 115 18:37-19:51. 117 Chapter 49. 118 Chapter 50. 119 Chapter 51. 121 05:36-07:00 Chapter 1 05:36: a girl runs up the steep slope of Lion's Head. The sound of her running shoes urgent on the broad footpath's gravel. At this moment, as the sun's rays pick her out like a searchlight against the mountain, she is the image of carefree grace. Seen from behind, her dark plait bounces against the little rucksack. Her neck is deeply tanned against the powder blue of her T-shirt.

Until she stops and looks back over her left shoulder. Then the illusion disintegrates. There is anxiety in her face. And utter exhaustion. She does not see the impressive beauty of the city in the rising sun's soft light. Her frightened eyes search wildly for movement in the tall fynbos shrubbery behind her. She knows they are there, but not how near. Her breath races - from exertion, shock and fear. It is adrenaline, the fearsome urge to live, that drives her to run again, to keep going, despite her aching legs, the burning in her chest, the fatigue of a night without sleep and the disorientation of a strange city, a foreign country and an impenetrable continent.

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