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“The Queen of Patpong” by Timothy Hallinan – Synopsis

queen-of-patpong-by-hallinanFor American travel writer Poke Rafferty, life finally seems to hold some semblance of stability. He and his longtime love, Rose, have gone through with their much-deferred marriage ceremony, their adopted daughter, Miaow, a former street child, has become a loving-if sometimes difficult-part of the family, and the three of them live in relative comfort thanks to Rose’s housekeeping business and Rafferty’s writing.

Then a nightmare figure from Rose’s time as a Patpong dancer barges into their world, shattering the peace they’ve worked so hard to obtain. His appearance threatens everything they cherish: their love, their home . . . their very lives. As a foreigner who’s seen some of the worst Bangkok has to offer and survived confrontations with Thailand’s most powerful and dangerous elements, Rafferty feels equal to most of the challenges Bangkok can throw at him. But now his only hope is to discover the whole truth of Rose’s past-a journey down the dark and twisting… (more…)

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