The mean streets INTERNATIONAL crime novels

The Inspector Samuel Tay Novels

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They steer a tight ship in squeaky-clean Singapore. No dissent, no opposition, no criticism. Disneyland with the death penalty, somebody once called it.

Samuel Tay is a little overweight, a little lonely, a little cranky, and he smokes way too much. He’s worked almost his entire life as a senior homicide detective in Singapore CID, and he’s the best investigator anyone there has ever seen.

Problem is, the senior officers of CID don’t much like Tay.  His father born in America and there’s something about Tay that’s just a little too American for most Singaporeans.

 

Tay knows they’ll get him someday, and eventually they do, but that’s when a whole new world of possibilities opens up for Samuel Tay.

 

THE AMBASSADOR’S WIFE

An Inspector Samuel Tay Novel - Book 1

THE UMBRELLA MAN

An Inspector Samuel Tay Novel - Book 2

THE DEAD AMERICAN

An Inspector Samuel Tay Novel - Book 3

THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW

An Inspector Samuel Tay Novel - Book 4

AND BROTHER IT'S STARTING TO RAIN

An Inspector Samuel Tay Novel - Book 5

MONGKOK STATION

An Inspector Samuel Tay Novel - Book 6

Coming October 2020

The Jack Shepherd Novels

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Jack Shepherd was once a high-flying Washington lawyer, a member of the innermost circles of American political power, and a man acclaimed for his ability to detect and stop international money laundering.

When he got sick of politics, sick of corporate law, and even a little sick of himself, he abandoned Washington and hit the road looking for a new start. The first place he ended up was the lethargic backwater of Bangkok, where he became a business school professor at one of Thailand’s most prestigious universities. That worked out pretty well… until he pissed off the wrong people.

Now Shepherd lives in Hong Kong, in a borrowed apartment, and works by himself. From his little unmarked office on Hollywood Road, he works quietly to solve the problems his big-money clients don’t want anyone else to know they have.

Shepherd is the kind of lawyer people call a troubleshooter. At least that’s what they call him when they’re being polite. He’s the guy people go to when they have a problem too ugly to tell anyone else about.

A lawyer among people who laugh at the law, a friend in a part of the world where today’s allies are tomorrow’s fugitives, Shepherd locates your trouble, and then he shoots it.

Neat, huh? As if life were only that simple.

LAUNDRY MAN

A Jack Shepherd Novel - Book 1

KILLING PLATO

A Jack Shepherd Novel - Book 2

A WORLD OF TROUBLE

A Jack Shepherd Novel - Book 3

THE KING OF MACAU

A Jack Shepherd Novel - Book 4

DON'T GET CAUGHT

A Jack Shepherd Novel - Book 5

Other Novels

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$400,000,000 is in the wind, ten tons of cash, the result of a bungled CIA operation to grab all the foreign currency from the Bank of Vietnam when the Americans fled Saigon in 1975.

A few decades later, the word on the street is that all that money somehow ended up in Bangkok and a downwardly mobile lawyer from California named Eddie Dare is the only guy left alive who might still have a shot at finding it.

Eddie knows nothing about the missing money. At least, he doesn’t think he does. But so many people claim he’s got an inside track that he and an old marine buddy named Winnebago Jones decide to head for Bangkok anyway and do a little treasure hunting. What do they have to lose, huh?

But when they plunge into the jagged netherworld of modern-day Thailand, it doesn’t take long for things to get weird.

From the Big Apple, to the Big Orange, to the Big Mango. You have to admit it has a kind of nutty logic to it. Bangkok is about as far from California as Eddie can go without sailing completely over the edge of the world.

 

Although, at times, he wonders if that isn’t exactly what he has done.

THE BIG MANGO

© 2020 by Jake Needham