A Poke Rafferty ThrillerBook - 2009
Innocence and evil, power and poverty collide on the neon streets and in the palatial mansions of Bangkok in this latest tale of intrigue and suspense from the author of The Fourth Watcher and Nail through the Heart. 20,000 first printing.
Blackwell North Amer
Timothy Hallinan brings Bangkok, Thailand, to life in all its exotic, seedy, dangerous glory in Breathing Water, his third novel of unrelenting suspense to feature expatriate American travel writer Poke Rafferty. A breathtaking thriller in which innocence and evil, power and poverty collide on neon streets and in palatial Asian mansions, Breathing Water is Hallinan’s finest work yet, capturing the raw excitement and perilous uncertainty of the Thailand that screams from today’s headlines.
When Poke Rafferty is given the chance to write the biography of Khun Pan, a Thai billionaire, he discovers that there are powerful political figures who do not want Pan portrayed as a hero to the poor, while others want to expose his dark side for theirown advantage.