I thoroughly enjoyed Rescue, the first book in this series set in Thailand. The book works on several levels. First, there is the story of Chaz, a thirteen year old boy navigating girls, friendships, and Thai mobsters. Running parallel to Chaz's story is that of a girl named Katya who is forced to flee her village or die. Lastly, the book offers insights into Thai culture and the life of missionaries. You will find yourself really caring about these characters and eager to read the next book.