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    Timothy Hallinan(Author)

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After seven years in Bangkok, American travel writer Poke Rafferty finally feels settled: his family is about to grow larger, and his adopted Thai daughter, Miaow, seems to have settled in at junior high school. All that is endangered when Miaow helps her boyfriend buy a stolen iPhone that contains photographs of two disgraced police officers, both of whom have been murdered. As Miaow's carefully constructed personal life falls apart, Rafferty discovers that the murders are part of a conspiracy that reaches the top rungs of Bangkok law enforcement, and beyond.

Praise for Timothy Hallinan's" For the Dead" A Crimespree Magazine Best Book of 2014 "You could drown in the waves of corruption that surge through Timothy Hallinan's Bangkok mysteries."" The New York Times Book Review" "Truly remarkable . . . In Hallinan's Bangkok, the ugly truths of poverty, homelessness, corruption, caste and crime are shaded with tremendous compassion."" The Arizona Republic"It really doesn t matter whether you prefer serious, get-it-done heroes like Jack Reacher or Dave Robicheaux or wisecracking sleuths along the lines of Elvis Cole or Shell Scott, you have to love Timothy Hallinan s protagonist travel writer/adventurer Poke Rafferty . . . In five words: Could. Not. Put. It. Down."Bookpage, " Top Pick in Mystery "While there are plenty of foot and car chases, fisticuffs and a murder or five, Hallinan is able to wring suspense of a different sort out of everyday domestic tableaus as well. If there is a thriller novel published this year that contains a more perfect balance between plot and character than"For the Dead," I either haven t read it yet or have momentarily forgotten it."" Book Reporter" "Bent cops and layers upon layers of conspiracy make the case one of Rafferty s most challenging yet, and readers who are familiar with the series will appreciate the return of the compelling hero, as well as the no-holds-barred depictions of the difficult lives of Bangkok street kids."" Mystery Scene" "Hallinan's series can be described as vivid, poetic, often funny, always aware of social issues, and yes, thrilling. But in this installment another of his qualities as a writer is on display that isn't often associated with thrillers: tenderness. Though the evil at work is not so much larger than life as it is a normal kind of greed and selfishness, the depiction of the characters, old and young, threatened by greed is the novel's big-hearted center." Reviewing the Evidence "A fine thriller set in an exotic locale, but Hallinan s insightful development of Miaow s character and the family dynamics makes this one more than just a thriller." " Booklist," STARRED Review "Will satisfy readers' most self-righteous desires for revenge even as it promises a rare moment of equipoise for this rewarding franchise."" Kirkus Reviews" "If you ever need to argue that crime fiction can engage social issues, delve into human relationships, provide vividly real settings, and be as attentive to the power and grace of language as literary fiction, bring Poke Rafferty with you as an expert witness. Timothy Hallinan's series about a mixed-race American travel writer who has settled in Bangkok with a bespoke family combines thriller elements (seriously dangerous bad guys, heroic good guys, and heart-in-your-mouth action scenes) with unusual tenderness." Reviewing the Evidence "One of the finest crime fiction series going right now." Kittling BooksTimothy Hallinan writes the kind of thriller other writers only dream about. "For the Dead"is not only a fast-paced, compelling tale, but also, on every level, a fine literary read. His characters are fully drawn, his Bangkok beautifully evoked, his understanding of the complexities of the human condition so obvious and so full of compassion. This isn t a book just for those in search of a great thriller. It s for anyone in search of a great story period.William Kent Krueger, Edgar-winning author of "Ordinary Grace" "Graham Greene and John le Carre are the writers who remind me of Timothy Hallinan s carefully crafted characters and his ephemeral environs that undulate like a wisp of Far-East smoke. The Poke Rafferty thrillers are one of the best series in the biz right now and "For the Dead" is the best of the bunch." Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries, the basis of A&E s hit drama "Longmire" "Tim Hallinan is our Charles Dickens in modern-day Thailand. In the latest Poke Rafferty thriller, his adopted adolescent daughter, Miaow, takes center stage, using both her wiles and hurt from her former street life to help a classmate pursued by frightening men with unknown agendas. The promise of family is what is at stake in this novel which is both thrilling and heartbreaking. If you haven't read a Poke Rafferty novel yet, "For the Dead" will certainly bewitch you to take on the whole series." Naomi Hirahara, Edgar award-winning author of" Murder on Bamboo Lane" ""For the Dead," by Timothy Hallinan, offers equal measures of joy and sorrow. The joy of beautiful writing, characters that grip your soul, and a beguiling story told against the sorrow of a magnificent people making their way in a world besieged by corruption and chaos. Beautiful, scary, and heartbreaking all at once. Read it and weep." Wendy Hornsby, Edgar-award winning author of"The Color of Light"A heart-gripping thriller that sucks you in and doesn t let go until the very end. Hallinan s Poke Rafferty series is a must read.Brett Battles, bestselling author of the Jonathan Quinn series Praise for the Poke Rafferty series "Hallinan not only writes a relentless-as-the-rain paced thriller, sprinkled with an off-beat, cynical humor, but the poignant emotional sides of the characters and the intelligent and beautiful plot and storytelling soak the reader's heart to the skin." "Seattle Post Intelligencer" "A heart-rending, unforgettable thriller." "Publishers Weekly," Starred Review "All of Hallinan's characters are multifaceted and compelling . . . "The Fear Artis"t is simply the best of a fine series of thrillers set in one of the world's most exotic locales." "Booklist," Starred Review "Stellar." "Library Journal," Starred Review

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  • PDF | 362 pages
  • Timothy Hallinan(Author)
  • SOHO PRESS; Reprint edition (10 Sept. 2015)
  • English
  • 9
  • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery

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  • By Guest on 10 December 2014

    Really, really enjoyed this book. I've followed this series from the beginning. It started good and has just got better and better as the story has continued. I can't imagine anyone who is this far into the series needs a review to decide whether or not to buy the book. If you haven't read any of this series, buy a Nail Through the Heart (the first in this series) and I guarantee you'll be reading this soon enough. I envy you being able to enjoy this whole series for the first time. The Junior Bender books are equally as good, and the Simon Grist books are just as enjoyable and also very, very good. Lucky you!

  • By Damon on 18 January 2016

    Thoroughly enjoying the whole series of books, The story of Poke, Rose and Maiow as an American Journalist, and ex-bar girl and an ex-street kid is interesting enough , add to that the plots of the books, the insight (whether fictional or not) into many aspects of Thai life and the easy of reading this book as it flows along nicely makes theses great books whether read as a series (which I would recommend ) or as stand alone books... The books are easy to read, the plots are interesting and I am not constantly pressing the words on my Kindle to find out what they mean as some authors try to impress us with words never used everyday. Just finished this one and can't wait to start the new one in the series

  • By easyreader on 9 February 2015

    Another well written , exciting tale of corruption and crime in Bangkok. The book is a 'page turner' and the principal characters remain strong. I always find the depiction of Bangkok as a city that draws you back to it again and again; the depiction of the street children is all too believable. The plot line is involved with corruption in high places , but looking back I wonder if Tim Hallinan struggled in the writing of itI look forward to the next episode of this fascinating family

  • By Guest on 9 February 2015

    A new title from what must be my all-time favourite author is always a pleasure. This one is as good as ever. This means a page turning plot, great and real characters, an atmospheric background (Bangkok) and - and this is unusual in such a thriller - a thread of humour and emotional strength that surprises. The language is an added bonus; such quirky description ... on every page. I cannot recommend this (or the author's other books sufficiently highly). Buy - enjoy!

  • By a on 18 November 2014

    I had been waiting for this new Poke Rafferty book with great anticipation and I was not disappointed.For The Dead is a fantastically entertaining book that can be read on its own, but really comes to life in the context of the series.Thoroughly recommended. I cant wait for the next...

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