By Timothy Hallinan
Edgar-finalist Hallinan’s heartrending, unforgettable 5th Poke Rafferty thriller
An unintentional collision on a Bangkok sidewalk is going very improper while the fellow who bumped into Rafferty dies in his hands, yet now not sooner than announcing 3 phrases: Helen Eckersley. Cheyenne. Seconds later, the police arrive, denying that the fellow used to be shot. That evening, Rafferty is interrogated by means of Thai mystery brokers who call for to grasp what the useless guy acknowledged, yet Rafferty can't take into accout. while he's ultimately published, Rafferty arrives domestic to discover that his condominium has been ransacked. within the days that stick to, he realizes he's lower than surveillance. the second one time males in uniform appear at his door, he manages to flee the construction and starts a brand new existence as a fugitive. As he learns extra approximately his scenario, it turns into obvious that he's been stuck at the margins of the warfare on terror, and that his opponent is a virtuoso artist whose medium is fear.
"Taut, offbeat and fast-moving.... Hallinan's not likely hero shines during this occasionally humorous, consistently engrossing and undeniably genuine tale that explores a depressing and interesting part of Thailand." —Kirkus reports, Starred Review
“Papa Hemingway used to claim, “Write approximately what you know.” Hallinan does a hell of a role following his advice.” —Criminal Element
“The volcanic American sadist is the author’s top yet… easily the easiest of an excellent sequence of thrillers set in a single of the world’s so much unique locales.” —Booklist, Starred review
About the Author
Timothy Hallinan is the Edgar- and Macavity-nominated writer of 13 generally praised books—twelve novels and a piece of nonfiction—including the Poke Rafferty Bangkok thrillers A Nail during the center, The Fourth Watcher, respiring Water, and The Queen of Patpong. In 2010, Hallinan conceived and edited an publication of unique brief tales by way of twenty secret writers, Shaken: tales for Japan, with a hundred% of the proceeds going to jap catastrophe reduction.