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JAKE NEEDHAM is an American screen and television writer who began writing crime novels 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 years. He is a lawyer by education and has held a number of significant positions in both the pubic and private sectors where he took part in a lengthy list of international operations he has no intention of telling you about.
He, his wife, and their two sons divide their time between homes in Thailand and the United States. You can read excerpts from Jake Needham’s other books at his web site, www.JakeNeedham.com.
on Jan. 21, 2013 :
Jake Needham has done it again!
He has written a book, that I read through in shortest of times and it had my attention from the first to the last page.
His main character, Samuel Tay, is a comfortable guy to follow with all his peculiarities, that make him so sympathetic.
Jake Needham is a master at describing small details, that very much describe the atmosphere of a place or a city.
I don´t know Singapore very well, but at least a little bit. I recognized a lot from his book and not only places, but also the feel of the city.
Well done, Jake Needham!
What I do regret very much, is something that only the publishers can change:
I regret, that I could only obtain this book electronically!!! However, i would prefer to have this book in my bookshelve and feel some real paper between my fingers!
If the publishers were to decide, that they are still going to publish a hard copy, then I would not hesitate to buy it!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)