© 2019 by Jake Needham

The mean streets of asia crime novels

Asia may be a place, but it’s also a state of mind.

 

A bubbling cauldron of criminals, spies, hit men, gunrunners, money launderers, terrorists, hustlers, gangsters, gamblers, and con men. In the jagged netherworld of modern-day Asia, 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 weird.

 

Inspector Samuel Tay is a Singapore homicide detective. Tay is a little overweight, a little lonely, a little cranky, and he smokes way too much. Sometimes he honestly can’t even remember why he became a policeman in the first place.

 

Jack Shepherd is an American living in Hong Kong, the kind of lawyer people call 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. Whoever August works for, he solves problems the old fashioned way. He kills them.

 

Prowl the mean streets of Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, and most of the places in between with Tay and Shepherd and August and meet the shifting kaleidoscope of Americans, Brits, Aussies, and Europeans who wash up on the great dirty beach of Asia. 

 

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

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THE AMBASSADOR’S WIFE

A Samuel Tay Novel - book 1

 

THE UMBRELLA MAN

A Samuel 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

A Samuel Tay Novel - book 6

 

A WORLD OF TROUBLE

A Jack Shepherd Novel - book 7

 

THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW 

A Samuel 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 Tay Novel - book 12