Book review: Picking up the pieces of a man's disappearance in Laos

Community development worker Sombath Somphone (left) has not been seen since the photo on the book cover. PHOTOS: COURTESY OF NG SHUI MENG, INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF ENGAGED BUDDHISTS
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By Ng Shui Meng
Non-fiction/International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB)/Paperback/292 pages/US$10 ($13.50) before delivery costs/Available at INEB's bookshop
4 out of 5

The image on the cover is the last-known one of the man, a grainy screen grab from a closed-circuit television camera from the evening of Dec 15, 2012, in front of a police post in Vientiane, Laos.

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