Kingdom of Make-believe by Dean Barrett
A Novel of Thailand

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A New York publisher who once served in Thailand during the Vietnam War recieves a plea for help from his late brother's Thai widow. When he returns to Thailand after 20 years he finds that the nostalgic portrait he carried of Thailand Past bears little resemblance to reality, and he begins to uncover deception, danger and death. Scenes in the novel range from Manhattan's Greenwich Village to a typhoon-ravaged Hong Kong to Thailand's notorious nightlife and warlord betrayals inside the Golden Triangle. A gripping mystery and exotic thriller, it is also the story of a man coming to terms with reality and himself.
 

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Barrett lived in Hong Kong for 17 years.
 
Published May 8, 2011 by Village East Books. 344 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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After they tour the ruins at Ayudhya, they make love, though Brian is disturbed to discover that the real author of that letter was not Suntharee but her troubled, estranged daughter, Nalin, a former art student working as a go-go-dancer/stripper at the Horny Tiger bar in Bangkok.

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