If you want to read a thriller that is set in Thailand then you cannot go wrong with American author Jack Needham. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand for nearly twenty-five years and knows the region like the back of his hand. His Jack Shepherd series has been immensely popular. If you have never read one yet then take this offer to download the second book in the series KILLING PLATO for free for the Kindle. You need to be quick as this is a limited offer.
Plato Karsarkis was an international celebrity straight out of Vanity Fair until a New York grand jury indicted him for smuggling Iraqi oil and charged him with racketeering and espionage. There was also the matter of a woman he may or may not have murdered to cover it all up. When Karsarkis flees the United States just ahead of the FBI and promptly vanishes, the world’s media whips itself into a frenzy.
Jack Shepherd was a politically connected American lawyer until he traded the fierce intrigues of Washington for the quiet life in Bangkok. Then one day he walks into a bar on the jet-set island of Phuket and finds the world’s most famous fugitive waiting for him.
Karsarkis wants to hire him. He wants a presidential pardon so he can return to American and he knows Shepherd’s connections to the White House just might get it for him. But the U.S. Marshals are in Phuket as well and they want something from Shepherd, too. They’re there to kidnap Karsarkis and take him back to the US for trial and the Marshals want Shepherd to help them set a trap.
What Shepherd wants is for everybody to go away and leave him alone. At least he does until he discovers a chilling secret, one that plunges him a violent spiral of friendship and betrayal and pulls him straight back into the life he thought he had left behind in Washington. The Marshals aren’t really in Phuket to arrest Plato Karsarkis. They’re there to kill him.
“The gritty and taut KILLING PLATO is 100% unadulterated attitude.” –The Singapore Straits Times