Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £3.65

Save £5.59 (60%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.
Read this title for free. Learn more
Read for £0.00
with Kindle Unlimited
OR

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

THE UMBRELLA MAN (The Inspector Samuel Tay Novels Book 2) by [Needham, Jake]
Kindle App Ad

THE UMBRELLA MAN (The Inspector Samuel Tay Novels Book 2) Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
Book 2 of 4 in The Inspector Samuel Tay Novels (4 Book Series)
See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
£3.65

Kindle Unlimited
Kindle Unlimited
Enjoy unlimited access to over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for £7.99 a month, including this one. Learn more


Product Description

About the Author

JAKE NEEDHAM is an American screen and television writer who began writing crime and legal thrillers when he realized he didn't really like movies and television very much.

Mr. Needham has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand for over twenty-five years. He is a lawyer by education and has 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 absolutely no intention of telling you about. He, his wife, and their two sons now divide their time between homes in Thailand and the United States.

You can learn more about Jake Needham at his official website: JakeNeedham.com.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2472 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Half Penny Ltd (16 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ARITAC4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #106,097 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?


Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition
... Mike Jagger does the "Harlem Shuffle"!!!

About five years after his first adventure Ambassador's Wife, Sam is now fully inside some kind of midlife crisis that borders on wallowing himself in self-pity.
OK - since he'd solved those highly charged murders he's mostly handling cases like that of Mayling Aw - a Chinese illegal alien who killed her baby and wanted to jump off a 12-story building. So it is exactly because of Mayling Aw that our good Inspector is at the center of it all the night Singapore begins to bleed...

And this second case for Senior Inspector Sam Tay is literally more explosive than his first!
>>The first bomb cracked the Hilton like an egg; the second gutted the lobby of the Marriott; and the third peeled the front off the Grand Hyatt. Three massive explosions, all at American hotels in the heart of the city, and all within a few horrifying seconds. Hundreds are dead and thousands are injured.<<
And that's not enough for those sadistic barbarians - and Sam Tay swears that he will find every one of them and kill them with his own hands ...

But Samuel Tay MAY be a senior inspector in the Special Investigation Section of Singapore CID, but he is left out of this investigation from the start. He has made serious enemies in Singapore's Internal Security Department, and he has even more at the American Embassy. So while his colleagues join the SID and the USA's CIA, FBI etc. in a 24/7 search for the bombers - obviously terrorists from Jemaah Islamiyah aimed at the Americans - he investigates a "suspicious" murder in the Woodland district near the Malaysian border together with his loyal Sergeant Robbie Kang ...
Read more ›
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It has been a bit of a wait for the next Sam Tay novel, but once again it is certainly worth the wait!! Tay seems to have a few problems with authority Singapore Style but he does believe in law and order: so much so that he puts his life in danger. He is an awful man manager and God knows how his Sergeant puts up with him
I think he should go and have a relationship with the Pathologist, to keep it polite, he needs a good seeing to!!!
I read this book between Christmas & the New Year suffering with a cough and cold ( manflu!) So I read it more quickly that I would normally, but I will be happy to read it again. Another success for Jake Needham
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I enjoyed `The Ambassadors Wife' more, and whilst Tay is a good detective character, the backdrop of Singapore was just that, a backdrop. The story of old alliances stemming from covert operations in the Vietnam war is old ground, and as this un-folded it had less to do with Singapore and the initial plot of bombings than the story promised. It is a fair read and I will still look out for Needham's stories but this did not live up to the `blast' that it started out with.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is the second Sam Tay novel that I have read, and I am really getting into both the engaging protagonist, and the Singapore setting. This one has a really contemporary theme, an element of recent history, and a familial surprise for Tay. Jake Needham does for Singapore what Andrea Camilleri does for Sicily, and Tay and Montalbano are equally engaging in different ways. Highly recommended. Jake deserves to be far more popular in the US than he appears to be.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I enjoyed the process of this book, but I have quit smoking so to have the lead charater being a nicotine addict was not good, in fact it made me cough. I loved the description of Singapore a place that the author loves, he shows the waughts as well, but I suspect he doesn't want too many tourists going there. The plot was good with many twists down the line.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
More twists and turns than a twisty turny thing. Jake brings to life the characters and situations making them thoroughly believeable. This book gives more insights into the complex mind of Sam Tay, his self doubts and insecurities, making him even easy to relate to. If this is your first Jake Needham, firstly, where have you been and secondly, get out there and buy the back catalogue - you won't be disappointed.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Pleased to see the new Jake Needham novel - decent read but: it is short: 83% on the kindle is the end, the rest is a plug for the ambassador's wife. Mr Needham is good at characterisation but the plot in this novel does not seem to go very far and I think the ending is somewhat premature and abrupt. Will I buy another Jake Needham? Maybe - before i read this book the answer would have been definitely.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this book very much! Inspector Samuel Tay is an interesting character I would be happy to hear more of and the locations and police procedures different from the usual run of the mill crime drama. A very entertaining read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
click to open popover