The Queen of Patpong

The Queen of Patpong : A Poke Rafferty Thriller

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"Hallinan is a wordsmith of the first order, and he puts his great narrative skills into overdrive on this one....You won't read a better thriller this year!"
--John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of Treasure Hunt



Author Timothy Hallinan returns to Bangkok, Thailand--and plunges his protagonist, travel writer Poke Rafferty, into graver peril than ever before--in The Queen of Patpong, Hallinan's fourth Rafferty thriller following A Nail Through the Heart, The Fourth Watcher, and Breathing Water. Fans of John Burdett, Alexander McCall Smith, Daniel Silva, and Alan Furst who love being transported to exotic locales will be riveted when a nightmare figure from the past arrives at Poke Rafferty's door to bring chaos and danger to the lives of the people he loves.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061672270
  • 9780061672279
  • 398,697

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Back cover copy

American travel writer Poke Rafferty has seen--and survived--some of the worst Bangkok has to offer. But now, finally married to his longtime love, Rose, and raising the young daughter, Miaow, they adopted from the streets, Poke believes his life is stable at last. Then a nightmare figure from Rose's time as a Patpong dancer barges into their world, threatening their peace, their love, their home, their lives. Suddenly Poke's only recourse is to uncover the whole truth of Rose's past--to follow the dark and twisting journey that turned a shy, awkward village teenager into the queen of Asia's most lurid red-light district: Patpong Road. But the secrets that await him may be almost impossible for Poke to accept--and even harder to survive.
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Review quote

["The Queen of Patpong"] is a breakthrough.... Riveting, genuinely, moving, and entirely plausible.... A terrific page-turner, and the surprising denouement will thrill readers who want the good guys or girls to win in the end. --Booklist (starred review)"
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653 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 38% (248)
4 43% (281)
3 16% (106)
2 2% (13)
1 1% (5)
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