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  • The Postmistress of Nong Khai

    $14.99 Hurst, Frank
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    Passion, deception and intrigue provide a heady mix in this exciting thriller set the dangerous world of international drugs trafficking.

    Frank Hurst, who worked in international drugs intelligence for four decades provides an enthralling behind the scenes look at the methods employed to capture people like Mr Nice (Howard Marks).

    Thrilling, Vividly described. If you want to know how the “War on Drugs” was actually conducted you can’t do better than read Frank Hurst. Bangkok Post

    Fascinating. So tense that fingernails are bitten. Reminiscent of old school thriller writers like Alistair Maclean. The Bookbag UK

    Hurst’s descriptive and scene setting is brilliant. A particular treat. Left us wanting more. Phuket News

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  • Bangkok Sunrise

    $4.99$14.99 Cameron, Leslie
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    How can you rescue a Thai girl from a brothel?
    Jade has an idea to save her sister, Mayya. “Mr Lee, he clever man. You must make him offer…” and she used the drippings in my saucer to draw a map of ‘Mike-v-Lee’.
    First, a square: “This you,” she said. Then, a second square… about six inches away. “You be useful – if work for Mr Lee, he no hurt you.”
    I had no argument with ‘not getting hurt’. “You know how he operates?”
    “You need fence to keep you safe,” and she added a line of strokes between the two squares. “If Lee see fence, he not attack you,” Jade explained. “We give him fence to think about…”
    When the Picasso scam on Gran Canaria went pear-shaped, we sent the Midnight painting to Lee Ho Chan in Bangkok. But our favourite Chinese merchant was involved in the Bangkok Sunrise plot to overthrow the government and before he’d let us take Mayya home, he wanted me to collect a secret letter from his brother in Chiang Mai.
    So we chased our tails from Bangkok to Koh Samui and on to Chiang Mai. But when my contact was murdered in a ride-by shooting, I lost my link to Lee’s brother – and unless we had that letter, we had no hope of saving Mayya… or the government of Thailand.
    But while all this was happening, where was Corinne Bruckmann?

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  • Assembly of Planets

    $0.99 Brook, L. W.
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    Castle In A Red Storm

    “L. W. Brook did an amazing job writing these stories with wit, charm, and a lot of talent.” -Rabia Tanveer, Readers’ Favorite

    “There is color in the writing and it flows exquisitely… a gorgeous and exciting collection, a delightful read.” – Romuald Dzemo, Readers’ Favorite

    Castle In A Red Storm, A Novelette: A long since isolated Jupiter returns to the Assembly Of Planets to testify at the council’s hearing.

    Assembly Of Planets Series: When the lead council’s best interests are brought into question, the Assembly votes to reconstruct the ten seats of council. In doing so, selected candidates are subjected to numerous trials of fate and justice. Jupiter, a self-denounced member of the original council, quickly finds herself an involuntary candidate and the single connection to a string of murders.

    Castle In A Red Storm is the first released novelette of this mind twisting fantasy series.

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  • The Callous Catcher

    $2.99 Easter, Ebony
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    Being a teenage girl is already hard enough. But when Mariam’s little sister is murdered on the street in broad daylight, her life takes a spin for the worst. Turns out her sister had been born with a very important ability: the power to create anything that comes to mind right in the palm of her hand. In her sister’s dying breath, the gift is handed over to Mariam. But it’s not all fun and games. Mariam finds herself the target of a serial killer because of who she is and what she can do. And he’ll stop at nothing to catch her. There’s not much time. With the help of a secret agent and her own personal trainer, Mariam must learn to master her gift before the killer destroys her and everything she loves. In the end, she’ll realize it will only come down to who lives and who dies.

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  • Midnight Picasso

    $4.99$14.99 Cameron, Leslie
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    Fraud is like sex : so much better if you take it slowly.
    Corinne Bruckmann lives by fraud. She arrives on Gran Canaria with the Midnight painting that she claims to be a sequel to the Guernica masterpiece in Madrid. In her story, Picasso gave the canvas to her German grandfather, back in 1937.
    Mike Forrest has been hired to find these answers:
    (a) Is it really a Picasso?
    (b) Is it really hers to sell?
    (c) Is this another scam? – OR –
    (d) Is she telling the truth?

    Word of the Midnight Picasso spreads like wildfire. Dealers and criminals swarm to Gran Canaria, all with one idea: to own the priceless new Picasso – by either buying it, stealing it… or killing for it.
    Mike Forrest is the ‘fall-guy’ in this hurricane of women, sex and violence… Many died at Guernica – and more will die before Mike can find the truth….

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  • The Moon Hunter

    $4.99$12.99 Simandan, V.M.
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    Stories by students from Thailand

    The forest ranger is desperately searching for his missing friend. The night is dark and danger crawls everywhere. But the hunter becomes the hunted! Attacked from all sides, the ranger narrowly escapes only to face even more dangers. In the struggle, he loses his rifle and now needs to rely only on his pistol. And then he hears his friend moaning…

    “The Moon Hunter” is a collection of 70 stories written by students at an international school in Bangkok, Thailand. They cover a vast range of genres, from horror to adventure to sci-fi, but they all make an entertaining read for young readers.

    Ultimately, this collection of stories aims at asking young people, their teachers, and their parents the following question: “Who said you can’t write?”

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  • In His Own Image

    $4.99$14.99 Gray, Marvin
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    American security officer Nicholas Haden is facing the most important assignment of his career. He must protect his boss Renée Thomas on a journey from Nairobi, Kenya into the heart of Al-Shabaab territory in Somalia in order to open a controversial youth center designed to de-radicalize former Islamic militants. A center, he does not believe in. But the success or failure of this model rehabilitation center may mean the difference between future peace and protracted civil war in Somalia.

    For very different motives, both Kenyan counter-intelligence authorities and Al-Shabaab militants will stop at nothing to see that the center fails. In an effort to coerce Haden into sabotaging Renée’s trip, these opposing forces threaten the safety of Haden’s wife and young son living in Nairobi.

    Amid the chaos of Kenyan intelligence and Somali militants, Haden begins to develop feelings of intimacy for his boss. Alcoholism, infidelity, and professional disgrace threaten to rip the fabric of his life to shreds. And Haden realizes that the ability to protect either his boss or his own family is rapidly slipping out of his control.

    Set in Al-Shabaab-infested Kenya and Somalia, In His Own Image is a fast paced thriller that tests the boundaries of human courage, loyalty, and integrity. Both Haden and Thomas must separately challenge their own skewed convictions of sex, family, and honor. To endure this ordeal, they will have to commit acts every bit as heinous as those of their enemies. And neither will survive with their humanity intact.

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  • Lies Beneath Ellicott City

    $4.99 Allen, P. J.
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    A Tasker Mystery

    Corrosive greed, public corruption, and environmental degradation intertwine in small, historic Ellicott City on the Patapsco River that feeds into the Chesapeake Bay.

    Jack Tasker is a typical thirteen-year-old, save for his shock of red hair and being the nephew of a not-so-typical uncle who serves as his surrogate dad. Ben Tasker is an irascible newspaper man and reporter. When the skeletal remains of a young girl, over a century old, surface at the reportedly haunted Patapsco Female Institute, the police are compelled to search the grounds for more bodies. Surprisingly, they find a newly murdered John Doe.

    Immediately Ben and Jack are on the case. While the two peruse the grounds of the institute for clues that the police might have missed, they witness the appearance of an apparition that surreptitiously leads them to the discovery of a backpack in the hollow of a large tree. As the truth begins to unfold, Ben and Jack realize they have opened a Pandora’s box of shady political and corporate dealings that will jeopardize forever the health and well-being of millions who rely on the Chesapeake.

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  • Loving Life

    $4.99 Lilburne, Guy
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    Gary Sloan and the rest of the boys from the Sloan Square gang are back by popular demand. With the Sloan Square Bar making big money from an army of fans and the sale of tee-shirts going through the roof, it was time for a change. The boys from the bar had become celebrities and although they loved meeting their fans, signing autographs, playing dominos and having their photos taken, a new challenge lay ahead. Sloany and the boys had the opportunity to buy and run a holiday resort near the beautiful village of Bang Saray in Thailand. With Gary Sloan running the business what could possibly go wrong! The ‘Band of Brothers’ pull together once again to make their new life in the Land of Smiles a success.

    If you liked meeting the boys in the first book ‘Living the Dream’, you will love catching up with them again in ‘Loving Life’.
    The boys are well and truly back in town in this unmissable book.

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  • Skin Trade

    $4.99$14.99 Lilburne, Guy
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    There are so many beautiful and sexy women working in the bars around Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket in Thailand. Dazzling smiles and seductive eyes on exotic faces entice customers to step into their night time world of neon lights and pulsating music. Skimpy clothes on tanned skin adorned with tattoos. Considered art ‘Master Pieces’ by some. Tattoos are touched, kissed and admired by the men who are tempted to step into this twilight world of ‘love for sale’.

    When the body of a beautiful young woman is found murdered and skinned in her small rented room in Pattaya the police ask Danny O’Brien, a retired Detective Sgt from New Scotland Yard to take a look at the case. O’Brien lives in Thailand and he has advised on many previous ‘High Profile’ cases for the Thai Government.

    To some people Danny O’Brien will always be just an old drunken Irishman who gets into too many fights and solves murder cases with nothing more than sheer luck. To others he is the best detective they have ever worked with. He has his own demons to battle with but when he is sober for long enough, Danny O’Brien is back on the case. Even when the case turns out to be political and international.

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  • Payoff Pitch

    $4.99$14.99 Mullins, Tom Moon
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    Art Babico is the player/coach of the Jersey City Cougars in Jersey city, New Jersey. His team is going nowhere, very similar to his life. He is an erstwhile cop who lives day to day, solo.
    He ends up falling in love with a beautiful Thai woman in Jersey City. Art is hoping she can erase the memories of a former love who was found brutally killed.
    However, the Thai girl Goon, cannot reciprocate Art’s affection for she has demons of her own!
    Art continues to hunt for the killer of his first love and his trail leads him to a very unlikely source!

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  • Escape Velocity

    $4.99$19.99 Horse, Crazy
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    How fast do you have to drive to escape the suburbs

    In the movie version, I start to merge with the car. The shifter grows into my hand, which quickly becomes metal. Wiry tentacles grow out of the back of the seat and attach themselves to my brain stem. My eyes discover a Terminator-like Heads-Up Display, and my foot grows into the accelerator pedal.

    My heart beats in synch with the tach and all the gauges register across my face. I’m becoming one with the machine. There’s no telling where the Firebird ends, and I begin. I am the car. The car is me. I am the road. The journey is the destination. There’s nowhere to go and yet, no turning back. There is only the drive, the car and the driver, and all are one.

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  • Untitled

    $4.99$13.99 Cadet, John
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    a novel

    Document Found in a Prefab Undergoing Demolition in a North-west London Suburb
    A novel-ms, lost and recovered years later, in the form of an account by a  schoolboy of his final year at grammar school, an attempt by examining the days past to find a key to the future.

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  • Worlds Apart

    $4.99$14.99 Oliver, Martin R
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    A Collection of Short Stories

    Peter loves his wife dearly, and does everything to make her happy, so why would he invent a story that his work is taking him to Bangkok for a couple of weeks? His wife Juliana follows him to try and discover why!

    Bebito, a young boy from the interior of Bahia Brazil, becomes another Brazilian ‘‘street child’. He makes friends with Marcopolo who teaches him how to survive on the streets of Salvador. But why must he go home to repay his former employer, the rich landowner Snr. Calvacanti?

    Reginald, a young man from a religious background, decides on a career at sea as a ships engineer. Life at sea, and the characters he lives and works with are not exactly what he expected.

    The author’s description in ‘The Game of Golf’, where he and his Scottish friend play a typical weekly round together with a Japanese competitor and an elderly South African gentleman. The situations they encounter are humorous, but typical.

    “Worlds Apart – a collection of short stories”, is Oliver’s sequel to his popular first novel “The Never Lonely Planet” which describes his travel experiences, and the places and people he met in many countries, all over the world. “Worlds Apart – a collection of short stories” is a collection of short stories written in his distinctive style. The stories are a fusion of fact with fiction, leaving the reader to guess which situations and characters are real, and which are not?

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  • Orphans of the Secret War

    $9.99 King, Bruce
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    American soldiers left after Vietnam, breaking hearts of many Thai women, abandoning mix-breed children to grow up within a culture that wouldn’t accept them.

    The title of the conflict “The Vietnam War”, doesn’t totally encompass the impact it had on the region it consumed–Southeast Asia.

    In the 1960s and throughout the 70s, the much more powerful North Vietnamese Army took full advantage of Laos’ weaker position by fueling the internal conflict within the landlocked country and gaining room for their troops to maneuver within Laos. During this time, and fearing that the communist propaganda would cross its border with Laos and spread unrest within, The Kingdom of Thailand agreed that the US military could use Thai air bases around the country to fight in defense of freedom and democracy. The Americans swarmed into the Thai Kingdom like migrating African bees, ultimately giving Thailand something magical to smile about, at least superficially.

    The social stratosphere of Thailand quickly adapted like only Thai culture can. Cities were erected around Thai Air Force Bases throughout the nation, solidifying the shaky foundation of shadow businesses that abound in Thailand and generate a large portion of the Thai GDP.

    One nation’s lust gave rise to the “shadow economy” as it temporarily pacified another nation’s greed. To supply the popular demand, entertainment venues opened and were thronged with lonely Tahaan Falaang, and “bar-girls” willingly came in waves to provide their services.

    Is it that people who are willing to sell their bodies have no dignity, no limits? Or is it the other way around–that the person willing to buy someone’s body–has no dignity, and no limits?

    Before you come to any conclusions, allow me to tell you a short story…

    I am a result of the Vietnam War, actually—the “Secret War” in Laos–a bastard son of an American soldier stationed in Udon Thani during the decades-long Indochina conflict. When American soldiers moved into Udon Air Force Base, the promise of great opportunities and riches excited many impoverished villagers around the rural Isaan farmlands; long overlooked by the Thai government. My mother, a young woman at the time, embraced this chance to make money, and even dreamed of being married off to a rich Tahaan Falaang who would take her away from the misery of subsistence living—a poor rural Isaan woman’s fantasy that evaporated the moment the Americans packed up and went home.

    Many of the women pursuing a dream became pregnant. Out of guilt, some would abort, knowing that bearing a mixed-breed child would only bring disgrace and shame to her family. Yet, many children were given the chance of life, only to find their culture was not ready to accept them for who they were—children of God. In fact, a Thai term had to be invented just to describe such children—“loog-kruenk” or “half-breed”. Something like “half-blood” or “half-ghost-half-human”.

    Upon returning home, pregnant and abandoned, my mother hid her secret as long as she could, only to have it revealed through the noticeably different looking son born to her. He would never be confused with a typical  Isaan farmer. Undereducated Isaan villagers did everything possible to lift my mother onto the stage of disgrace. With mounting pressure to survive in these rural lands, my mother did what many women in the same situation did—dropped me off at an orphanage where I witnessed the darker side of “Thai-ness”—and where I quickly learned how to conform to the system.

    It was a journey that shredded my spirit and buried me deep in despair. I had no choice but to reach out into the unknown, begging a comet to save me and praying to any invisible powers willing to listen to an orphan’s plea.

    Fate took me there. But a miracle brought me out…

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  • A man called Smith

    $4.99$15.99 Craig, Ben
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    Erotic thriller
    A stranger visits a small Scottish town and encounters suspicion and fear in the community. The motive for his visit is gradually revealed. Layer by layer, murder, corruption and smuggling is uncovered. The stranger, Smith, is loyal and warm to friends but utterly ruthless to any opponent. He has a violent nature when threatened and reacts in an extreme manner.

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  • Living The Dream

    $4.99$14.99 Lilburne, Guy
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    Growing old disgracefully in Thailand is an occupational hazard for retired ex-pats who just want to be ‘Living the Dream’. For a small group of ex-pats living in Pattaya, living the dream is sitting in The Sloan Square Bar and playing dominos, obviously putting the world to rights while they play.

    The landlord is Gary Sloan. He is the sort of person you either love or hate. Some people love to hate him and some people hate the fact that they love him. His skin is as thick as a sprung mattress. He leads this group of ex-pats in a series of adventure and misadventure. It is an emotional roller coaster ride of highs and lows that will stay in your memory long after you have finished reading this book. They are more than just close friends. They are a band of brothers. This is their story. A story you will be happy they shared.

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  • The Last Cyclo to Thanh Da

    $2.99 Pullinger, John
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    Steve Conway is back

    Manila hotelier Steve Conway returns to Vietnam to look for an old wartime friend and falls in love with a local girl, Kim Anh. But the relationship is threatened by cross-cultural differences, family resistance, and a jealous, dangerous ex suitor.
    Conway persuades his employers to allow him to look at expanding their operation in Saigon. He realizes he has found the love of his life and the relationship blossoms but behind the scenes he is unaware that moves are taking place to bring about its destruction.
    He also does not realize he is being stalked by a crazed ex-Marine intent on killing him.
    What started out as a short holiday becomes a turning point in Steve Conway’s life leading to a roller coaster ride of love, hate, murder and ultimate tragedy.

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  • The Last Jeep to Baclaran

    $2.99 Pullinger, John
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    When Vietnam vet Steve Conway, takes a position as hotel manager in Manila to seek peace and overcome a personal tragedy instead of tranquility, he finds a country in throes of revolution. The Marcos regime is tottering and “People Power” is about to show the world that love of country transcends all.

    In this highly charged atmosphere he finds the operation he is working for is not what it seems. Behind the scenes are secret deals involving drugs, corruption and murder. It is a world of greed, deception and depravity in which he encounters degenerate expats, crooked cops, murderous locals and exotic women.

    Despite their hardship, poverty and oppression, the flame of democracy still burns brightly in the heart of the Filipino people and they are determined to throw off the yoke of the dictator and regain their freedom.

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  • The Last Tuk Tuk to Bang Na

    $2.99 Pullinger, John
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    Steve Conway hits Bangkok

    Intrigue, Murder, Deception and Romance

    Steve Conway returns to Bangkok to run his company’s local operation and saves the life of a beautiful Thai girl during a shoot out on arrival at Bangkok airport. A romance develops but Conway is unaware her family is marked for death by a Romanian drug lord because of a crackdown by her father, a high-ranking policeman.

    Conway is drawn further into this dangerous web of intrigue when the drug lord becomes aware of his association with this family. He befriends a young Thai undercover cop who saves his life and tells him of a plot to assassinate the father at an award ceremony to be attended by the King of Thailand.

    Suddenly a pleasant sojourn in the Thai capital turns deadly as in true Conway style he once again confronts murderous foes, exotic women intent on his seduction including the outrageously flamboyant and sexy Lily Li, Thai female boxers and British skinheads looking for trouble, in this tale of murder, deception, intrigue and romance set in Bangkok, Thailand’s exotic island of Koh Samet and Manila.

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