The Sixth Man by Ron Lealos
A Thriller

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A fresh, enjoyable crime novel that mixes its characters’ base, murderous motivations with a twist of intrigue and history.


A quick wit and a sharp tongue alone won’t be enough for Captain Chyang Fang to survive this case.

Someone is murdering high-ranking Vietnamese government officials, so the head of Saigon’s homicide division, Captain Chyang Fang, a troubled Chinese Vietnamese man, is given the task of finding the killer. Hated by almost everyone in Saigon and an outcast in both Chinese and Vietnamese circles, Fang has to rely on his wit, biting sarcasm, and not-so-capable assistant, Sergeant Phan—a man who would rather play on his smartphone than work—to find the killer who leaves toy cobras on the bodies of his victims.

With the aid of a hunchbacked coroner who honed his skills watching episodes of CSI, and following a key lead that stretches back to the days of the Vietnam War, Fang is led on an opium-addled journey through modern-day Saigon, and if the killer doesn’t get him, the city and its people surely will.

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About Ron Lealos

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Ron Lealos graduated from Western Washington University and studied fiction under Tom Spanbauer for several years as part of the Dangerous Writing group in Portland, Oregon. In his nonwriting life, he has developed, manufactured, and marketed a rapid home test for the detection of HIV antibodies. Pashtun is his first book. He resides in Vancouver, Washington.
Published July 5, 2016 by Skyhorse Publishing. 220 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Crime, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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on Jun 06 2016

A fresh, enjoyable crime novel that mixes its characters’ base, murderous motivations with a twist of intrigue and history.

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