Jake Needham is one of the top international authors who is writing novels based in Thailand. According to his bio on Amazon, he is “an American screen and television writer who began writing legal and spy thrillers when he realized he didn’t really like movies and television very much”. Some of his most popular books are the series of Jack Shepherd crime novels. These are Laundry Man, Killing Plato, A World of Trouble and The King of Macau.
If you haven’t been introduced to this excellent series yet then you will be happy to learn that Laundry Man, the first in the series, is free on Kindle until Friday.
From the back cover: Once a high-flying international lawyer, a member of the innermost circles of government power, Jack Shepherd has abandoned the savage politics of Washington for the lethargic backwater of Bangkok, where he is now just an unremarkable professor at an unimportant university in an insignificant city. Or is he? A secretive Asian bank collapses under dubious circumstances. A former law partner Shepherd thought dead reveals himself as the force behind the disgraced bank and coerces Shepherd into helping him track the hundreds of millions of dollars that disappeared during the collapse. A twisting trail of deceit leads Shepherd from Bangkok to Hong Kong and eventually to an isolated villa on the fabled island of Phuket where he confronts the evil at the heart of a monstrous game of international treachery. A lawyer among people who laugh at the law, a friend in a land where today’s allies are tomorrow’s fugitives, Jack Shepherd battles the global tide of corruption, extortion and murder that is fast engulfing the new life he has made for himself in Thailand.
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