Skytrain to Murder - A New Novel by Dean Barrett
""Beautiful writing, raw dialogue, real characters!"" Stephen Leather
Running low on funds, ex-CIA agent Scott Sterling moves into an apartment over a Bangkok bar. He teaches scuba diving and does occasional investigative work usually involving missing bargirls or wayward spouses.
But he is soon involved in tracking a murderer through Bangkok?s little known world of upper-class gentlemen?s clubs, houses of domination and kinky expatriate orgies. Meanwhile, with the help of his muay-Thai-trained girlfriend, he attempts to rescue a young girl from thugs in a slum. All the while knowing that his girlfriend might in fact be the murderer.
""No one describes the ins and outs of living in the sultry Far East better than Dean Barrett. The beauty of Barrett?s writing is that as he takes you along Scott Sterling?s voyage of discovery he effortlessly introduces you to dozens of characters, expats and locals, all with their own stories, all with their own insights into surviving in the Land of Smiles. The dialogue is as real and raw as any you?ll hear sitting at a Pattaya beer bar and the characters are so true-to-life that long after finishing the book you?ll think that you actually met them ? it?s just that you got too drunk to remember the details.""
Stephen Leather, author of Tango One
Village East Books
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