Breathing Water

Breathing Water : A Poke Rafferty Thriller

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A late-night poker game in Bangkok nets American ex-pat writer Poke Rafferty the "opportunity" to write the biography of Khun Pan, a flamboyant, vulgar, self-made billionaire with a criminal past and far-reaching political ambitions. Within hours, Rafferty, his wife, Rose, their adopted daughter, Miaow, and Poke's best friend, honest Bangkok cop Arthit, have become disposable pawns in a brutal power struggle among some of Thailand's richest, most ruthless citizens. There are those who would go to any length to ensure the book is never written and others equally desperate to have Pan's darkest secrets exposed. Suddenly Rafferty is sinking deeper in a perilous sea of treachery and intrigue--and caught up in the inhuman machinations of an Asian babyselling ring--as he searches frantically for the only chance he may have to get everyone he loves out alive.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 24mm | 258.55g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061672254
  • 9780061672255
  • 540,285

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"BREATHING WATER is a stunning, beautiful, and gripping thriller. Hallinan weaves together an engrossing story with prose that jump off the page, and makes you feel like you are actually there. No question, this is one of the best books of the year."--Brett Battles, author of SHADOW OF BETRAYAL and THE CLEANER
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514 ratings
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4 50% (258)
3 18% (93)
2 1% (6)
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