By Timothy Hallinan
In Bangkok, Thailand, an American shuttle journalist and his Thai relations locate themselves inadvertently entangled in an online of soiled law enforcement officials and far-reaching corruption whilst their daughter's ill-gotten mobile phone monitors pictures of a few very crooked law enforcement officials, them all completely dead.
Poke Rafferty is happier than he's ever been. He's financially solvent, his kin is set to develop better, and his followed Thai daughter, Miaow, turns out to have settled in at junior highschool. All that's endangered while Miaow and her boyfriend, Andrew, purchase a stolen iPhone from a shady seller and notice photos of 2 useless cops on it--disgraced officials, violently murdered to avenge the long-dead. Surrounding the homicide research is a conspiracy that reaches the top reaches of Bangkok legislation enforcement, and maybe past. It quickly turns into obvious that Miaow's discovery threatens the complete family--and if that's no longer adequate, on the way to continue to exist, they might eventually need to rely on somebody who, long ago, has already betrayed them.
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De Sade turned. One of the smart suits stood there, the guy. “And you’d want to know because, why? ” The man smiled and produced his badge. “FBI Special Agent Davies, New York Field Office. ” De Sade knew he was on shaky ground if it came to a jurisdictional fight, serial killings often became the province of the FBI. Davies understood the situation too. ” That was encouraging, de Sade thought. So what did they really want? The second victim, Emily Johannsen had pointed them in the direction of a Russian connection.
Agent Ward mentioned it earlier. You’re suggesting that he signs his own signature to the murders, that’s quite a jump. Kind of like holding up his hand and saying ‘look, everybody, this is my handiwork’. It’s too pat, too easy. ” “Wait until you meet him, he’s an arrogant son of a bitch. He thinks he’s cleverer than all of us, he can do whatever he wants. Look at Dennis Rader, another arrogant SOB, he was undone by his arrogance. ” De Sade remembered the case. Rader couldn’t stand someone else taking his credit.
It also worked away some of the tension of the day. De Sade finished off with a hard twenty minutes on the treadmill and rinsed off the last of the day’s woes in an ice-cold shower. Then he settled in his armchair with a book and another Schneider Kristall beer. It was a book about chess, or rather about a chess player. It was time to beat Samuel Aaronssen at his own game, maybe Fischer had some tips for him. The book was entitled ‘Endgame, Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall’. Supposedly it unlocked the mind of the chess wizard, what made the eccentric genius tick and more importantly, what his winning secrets were.