Jake Needham

Biography

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.

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Books

The King of Macau
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Series: The Jack Shepherd International Crime Novels, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,310. Language: American English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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JACK SHEPHERD IS THE kind of lawyer people call a troubleshooter. He's your go-to guy when you have a problem too ugly to tell anyone else about. That's why one of the world’s largest casino operators has hired Shepherd to stop a massive money laundering operation targeting their casino in Macau, a tiny place on the South China Coast that is the largest gambling city on earth.
The Umbrella Man
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Series: The Inspector Samuel Tay Novels, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,380. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
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The first bomb cracked the Hilton like an egg; the second gutted the lobby of the Marriott; and the third peeled the front off the Grand Hyatt. Three massive explosions, all at American hotels in the heart of the city, and all within a few horrifying seconds. Hundreds are dead and thousands are injured. Singapore is bleeding.
A World of Trouble
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Series: The Jack Shepherd International Crime Novels, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,550. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Needham is Asia's most stylish and atmospheric writer of crime fiction." – THE SINGAPORE STRAITS TIMES.... "Jake Needham is Michael Connelly with steamed rice." – THE BANGKOK POST.... Thailand is hurtling closer and closer to a bloody civil war. And as unlikely as it may sound, Jack Shepherd is probably the only person on earth who can stop it.
Killing Plato
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Series: The Jack Shepherd International Crime Novels, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,130. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jack Shepherd is a well connected American lawyer until he trades the political scheming of Washington for the quiet life in Thailand. Plato Karsarkis is a celebrity straight out of the pages of Vanity Fair until he's indicted for smuggling Iraqi oil, charged with racketeering, and flees to Phuket. Karsarkis wants a presidential pardon. Shepherd wants Karsarkis to leave him alone.
Laundry Man
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Series: The Jack Shepherd International Crime Novels, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,860. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A secretive Asian bank collapses under dubious circumstances and Jack Shepherd is coerced by a former law partner into tracking the hundreds of millions of dollars that have disappeared. A twisting trail of deceit leads Shepherd from Bangkok to Hong Kong and eventually to an isolated villa in Phuket where he confronts the evil at the heart of a monstrous game of international treachery.
The Ambassador's Wife
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Series: The Inspector Samuel Tay Novels, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,250. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The first body is in Singapore, on a bed in an empty suite in the Marriott Hotel. The second in Bangkok, in a seedy apartment close to the American embassy. Both women. Both Americans. Both beaten viciously and shot in the head. Both stripped naked and lewdly displayed. The FBI says it’s terrorism, but the whispers on the street are that a serial killer is stalking American women across Asia.
The Big Mango
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,250. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Four hundred million dollars is in the wind, the result of a bungled CIA operation to grab the Bank of Vietnam’s currency reserves 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 San Francisco named Eddie Dare is the only guy with a shot at finding it.

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