Midnight in Burma by Alex O'Brien
A Golden Triangle Thriller
Realistic and dramatic ... Close to the dark truths of Burma.
Rangoon - an isolated and mysterious city, cut off even from its closest Asian neighbors - has become home to jaded American lawyer Peter Henderson. A refugee from the pressures and failures of his career in the West, Henderson too, is lonely and isolated - but prefers it that way. That is, until he meets Julie Yao, a beautiful, restless businesswoman who takes the life Henderson has made for himself in Burma by storm.
Julie's - abrupt disappearance leads Henderson on a search to the no-mans land of Upper Burma, where drug lords clash with rebel armies, and the colonial past of Asia lives on in the mountains and jungles of the tribal states. It is here too, that UN drug control officer Jim Stuart, and DEA agent Bob Rankle are engaged in a risky mission to negotiate an opium reduction treaty with the Wa - the most volatile of the ethnic insurgents.
Caught between warring factions in a conflict he cannot understand, the revelations that confront Henderson will change his world - and Julie's - forever.
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