The Deceivers

The Deceivers

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The knock on the door of art expert Madison Dupre's apartment is that of a Thai cafe deliveryman - but instead of succulent noodles, he brings her a rare work of art from the incredible Angkor Wat in the jungles of Cambodia. Left unprotected, the vast complex has been a treasure trove for thieves who mercilessly cut off and mutilate pieces from thousand-year-old sculptures with chainsaws. Madison knows there is no possibility that this artifact could have been acquired legally. That knock on her door sends her to one of the most dangerous places on the planet: Phnom Penh, the sex/sin/drug capital of the Far East. Going from New York to Cambodia, Hong Kong to Thailand, Madison keeps one step ahead of temple robbers who kill as easily as they steal. She finds comfort in the arms of a soldier of fortune; mixes with a Russian model and her 'bodyguard', who introduce her to the New Eroticism; and gets entangled with a Cambodian prince whose sex moves not even the worldly Madison has tried. How much is Madison willing to sacrifice in order to protect her priceless, irreplaceable antiquities?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 106 x 158 x 32mm | 180g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765357895
  • 9780765357892
  • 1,258,536

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"A mile-a-minute page-turner . . . all the suspense, action, and sex you'd expect from a Harold Robbins novel."--William Martin, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Lost Constitution" on "The Devil to Pay" "Harold Robbins is a master."--"Playboy" "Robbins's books are packed with action, sustained by a strong narrative, and are given vitality by his own colorful life."--"The Wall Street Journal"show more

About Harold Robbins

Born in New York City, HAROLD ROBBINS is one of the world's bestselling authors, writing novels that often mirrored his own experiences and that were peopled by characters he had met. JUNIUS PODRUG was selected by the Robbins Estate to carry on the ideas, uncompleted works, and tradition of Harold Robbins because he was both a friend of Harold's and a writer whose books Harold admired. He is the author of Harold Robbins' "The Betrayers" and "Blood Royal."show more

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99 ratings
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4 32% (32)
3 19% (19)
2 8% (8)
1 3% (3)
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