A beautiful young woman is found murdered in a luxury apartment on the tropical holiday island of Phuket. She has been butchered. She has a top security pass for the British embassy. Exhibits have gone missing and the crime scene has been tampered with.
Dublin born Detective Sgt Danny O’Brien has been an alcoholic for the last ten years, when the British Ambassador in Bangkok requests assistance from Scotland Yard for this ‘No hoper’ of a case. Danny is packed off to Thailand to see out the last six months before his retirement. He is met at the airport by the beautiful, but brand newly promoted Thai Detective ‘Ying’ who is assigned to him because she is the only Thai Detective who is fluent in English. They both have secrets and sorrows from their pasts and issues with each other and with the case.
Can they overcome a cultural difference that puts them worlds apart long enough to solve an unsolvable case?
Guy Lilburne has been a Policeman for 30 years and a Detective for the last 27 years. He has worked in CID, Murder Squads, Drugs Squad, Vice Squad, Special Enquiries, and various Crime Squads. He has also worked in a specialist Covert Unit and more recently in a Cold Case Review Squad.He has been writing for over twenty years. Author of the best selling books ‘My Thai Story’ (2010) and the Detective novel ‘The Thai Dragon’ (2010) Guy Lilburne spends his time between Thailand and the UK, where he is still a serving police Detective until 2012. His last blockbuster novel was ‘The Kiss of the Dragon’ (July 2011) another Murder/Detective story set in Thailand. It’s another outing for Ex D/Sgt Danny O’Brien.Guy Lilburne really captures a taste of Thailand and whisks you along at a breath taking pace in the land of smiles. The author’s latest offering is another Crime thriller, ‘Cocktails & Dreams’. The story of a dangerous serial killer targeting the sex workers, working the bar scene on the tropical holiday island of Phuket.Guy is currently working on three future books; The flower girl, is a crime thriller set in Thailand and My Thai story II, is the true story about the authors journey to find a new life in Thailand. A whispered promise, is the incredible and tragic story of a love triangle set in Southeast Asia.