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For the Dead

Timothy Hallinan

ISBN: 9781616951146

Published: November, 2014

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After seven years in Bangkok, American travel writer Poke Rafferty finally feels settled: his family is about to grow, and his adopted Thai daughter, Miaow, seems to have found her place at junior high school at last. But all that is endangered when Miaow helps her boyfriend buy a stolen iPhone that turns out to contain photographs of two...

After seven years in Bangkok, American travel writer Poke Rafferty finally feels settled: his family is about to grow, and his adopted Thai daughter, Miaow, seems to have found her place at junior high school at last. But all that is endangered when Miaow helps her boyfriend buy a stolen iPhone that turns out to contain photographs of two murdered police officers. 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.

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“Graham Greene and John le Carré 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
“Will satisfy readers' most self-righteous desires for revenge even as it promises a rare moment of equipoise for this rewarding franchise.”
–Kirkus Reviews
“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
“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