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LAUNDRY MAN (A Jack Shepherd crime novel)
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Product Description

"Much of the fun in reading LAUNDRY MAN is in trying to guess how much of the story is based on fact. Mr. Needham seems to know rather more than one ought about these things."
 -- The Wall Street Journal Asia

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.

About the Author

Jake Needham is the author of four international crime novels, all of which were English-language bestsellers throughout Asia: The Ambassador s Wife, Killing Plato, Laundry Man, and The Big Mango. The Straits Times (Singapore) called him Asia s most stylish and atmospheric writer of crime fiction. Jake has written extensively for film and television, with his motion pictures being distributed by Columbia-TriStar, HBO, Lifetime, the USA Network, Turner Pictures, and Showtime. Needham lives in Bangkok, a continual source of inspiration for his writing.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 984 KB
  • Print Length: 433 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Half Penny Ltd (Hong Kong); 3 edition (1 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006H9KYPY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars