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Book Title: The Queen of Patpong|
The author of the book: Timothy Hallinan
Date of issue: August 17th 2010
ISBN 13: 9780061672262
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 34.79 MB
Edition: William Morrow
Read full description of the books The Queen of Patpong:For American travel writer Poke Rafferty, life finally seems to hold some semblance of stability. He and his longtime love, Rose, have gone through with their much-deferred marriage ceremony, their adopted daughter, Miaow, a former street child, has become a loving—if sometimes difficult—part of the family, and the three of them live in relative comfort thanks to Rose's housekeeping business and Rafferty's writing.
Then a nightmare figure from Rose's time as a Patpong dancer barges into their world, shattering the peace they've worked so hard to obtain. His appearance threatens everything they cherish: their love, their home . . . their very lives. As a foreigner who's seen some of the worst Bangkok has to offer and survived confrontations with Thailand's most powerful and dangerous elements, Rafferty feels equal to most of the challenges Bangkok can throw at him. But now his only hope is to discover the whole truth of Rose's past—a journey down the dark and twisting road that turned a shy, awkward village teenager into the queen of Asia's most lurid red-light street: Patpong Road. And just when Rafferty thought life was looking good, reality comes crashing in as he learns that the secrets from Rose's former life are almost impossible to accept—and even harder to survive.
The Queen of Patpong is a terrifying, heart-breaking, electrifying story of peril, love, and, ultimately, redemption in modern-day Thailand—and the most ambitious, affecting novel yet from thriller master Timothy Hallinan.
Read information about the authorI'm a thriller and mystery novelist who divides his time between Los Angeles and Southeast Asia, primarily Thailand, where I've has lived off and on for more than twenty years. As of now, I've had seventeen books published by major imprints.
My newest, THE HOT COUNTRIES (October 2014), is the seventh in a series of Bangkok thrillers about an American travel writer named Poke Rafferty and his small interracial family. It is currently getting some phenomenal reviews, I'm happy to say.
In April 2016 Soho Crime will publish KING MAYBE, the fifth in a series of mysteries featuring a Los Angeles burglar named Junior Bender. The first, CRASHED, came out in November of 2012 and the second, LITTLE ELVISES, was released by Soho Crime in Jannuary of this year. The series has been bought for television by the brilliant comic Eddie Izzard.
My books have been nominated for the Edgar, the Shamus, the Macavity, and many other awards. HERBIE'S GAME won the 2015 Lefty Award as Best Comic Mystery of 2014. They've been translated into six languages and have made Top Ten and Notable Books list in both North America and Asia.
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