The mean streets crime novels

Inspector Samuel Tay is a Singapore homicide detective. Tay is a little cranky, a little lonely, a little overweight, and he smokes way too much. A lot of people think he's a lousy policeman, but absolutely everyone knows he's one hell of a detective

Jack Shepherd is an American living in Hong Kong. He’s a lawyer, sort of, but most people call him a troubleshooter. At least that’s what they call him when they’re being polite. Shepherd is the guy people go to when they have a problem too ugly to tell anyone else about. He locates the trouble, and then he shoots it. Neat, huh? If his life were only that simple.

John August is… well, no one really knows for sure who John August is. He may work for the CIA. Then again, he may work for somebody a lot scarier than the CIA. Whomever August works for, he solves problems the old fashioned way. He kills them.

The world is a bubbling cauldron of criminals, spies, hit men, gunrunners, money launderers, terrorists, hustlers, gangsters, gamblers, and con men. Down in the jagged netherworld most people never see, big-time criminals tango with small-time hustlers, villains on the lam mingle with politicians on the take, and the merely raffish jostle with the downright scary in the big leagues of crime.



Prowl the mean streets in all sorts of exotic places with Tay and Shepherd and August and the shifting kaleidoscope of Americans, Brits, Aussies, Europeans, and a few nationalities you probably never even heard of who wash up on the great dirty beaches of the world.

Just, for God’s sake,  be careful out there.

THE AMBASSADOR’S WIFE

An Inspector Tay Novel - book 1

 

THE UMBRELLA MAN

An Inspector Tay Novel - book 2

 

THE BIG MANGO

A Dare and Jones Novel - book 3

 

LAUNDRY MAN

A Jack Shepherd Novel - book 4

 

KILLING PLATO

A Jack Shepherd Novel - book 5

 

THE DEAD AMERICAN

An Inspector Tay Novel - book 6

 

A WORLD OF TROUBLE

A Jack Shepherd Novel - book 7

 

THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW 

An Inspector Tay Novel - book 8

 

THE KING OF MACAU

A Jack Shepherd Novel - book 9

 

DON’T GET CAUGHT

A Jack Shepherd Novel - book 10

 

AND BROTHER IT’S STARTING TO RAIN

An August and Tay Novel - book 11

 

MONGKOK STATION

Coming in 2020

An August and Shepherd Novel - book 12

© 2020 by Jake Needham