Inspector Samuel Tay of Singapore CID has always been something of a reluctant policeman. He can t even remember why he became a detective in the first place, but he is still awfully good at what he does. He had better be. The first body is discovered in Singapore, and the second in Bangkok. Both American women. Both viciously beaten. Both stripped nude and obscenely posed. The FBI calls it terrorism, but the whispers are that a serial killer is stalking American women across Asia. So why is it no one appears to want Tay to find the killer? Whatever the reason, he won't let it go. He is trailing a sadistic killer from Singapore deep into the dark, sordid heart of Bangkok. And, if he has to, he will do it all by himself.
JAKE NEEDHAM is an American screen and television writer who began writing crime novels when he realized he didn't really like movies and television very much.
He is a lawyer by education. Prior to becoming a screenwriter through a series of accidents too ridiculous to be believed, he held a number of significant positions in both the public and private sectors where he took part in a lengthy list of international operations he has no intention of telling you about.
Mr. Needham has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand for over twenty-five years. He, his wife, and their two sons now divide their time between homes in Bangkok and New York. You can read excerpts from his books as well as his occasional 'Letters from Asia' with a few insights into the background of his books at his web site: www.JakeNeedham.com.