After seven years in Bangkok, American travel writer Poke Rafferty finally feels settled: his family is about to grow larger, and his adopted Thai daughter, Miaow, seems to have settled in at junior high school. All that is endangered when Miaow helps her boyfriend buy a stolen iPhone that contains photographs of two disgraced police officers, both of whom have been murdered. As Miaow's carefully constructed personal life falls apart, Rafferty discovers that the murders are part of a conspiracy that reaches the top rungs of Bangkok law enforcement, and beyond. Miaow's discovery threatens the entire family--and if that's not enough, in order to survive, they may ultimately have to depend on someone who has already betrayed them.
About the Author
Timothy Hallinan has been nominated for the Edgar, Nero, Shamus, and Macavity awards. He is the author of seventeen widely praised books, including The Fear Artist, The Hot Countries, Crashed, Little Elvises, The Fame Thief, and Herbie's Game. After years of working in the television and music industries, he now writes full-time. He divides his time between California and Thailand.
Praise for the Poke Rafferty series
"Hallinan not only writes a relentless-as-the-rain paced thriller, sprinkled with an off-beat, cynical humor, but the poignant emotional sides of the characters and the intelligent and beautiful plot and storytelling soak the reader's heart to the skin." —Seattle Post Intelligencer
"A heart-rending, unforgettable thriller." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"All of Hallinan's characters are multifaceted and compelling . . . The Fear Artist is simply the best of a fine series of thrillers set in one of the world's most exotic locales." —Booklist, Starred Review