The Queen of Patpong

The Queen of Patpong

Book - 2010
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The quiet Bangkok family life of American travel-writer Poke Rafferty, wife Rose, and daughter Miaow is threatened when a man from Rose's past forces Poke to uncover the whole truth about his wife's former life in a red-light district.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061672262
0061672262
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 24 cm

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jenforbus May 02, 2011

This is the fourth book in a wonderful series. The characters are rich, dimensional people. And their relationships to each other are a large part of the enjoyment of the series.

Hallinan illustrates Bangkok colorfully, with detailed imagery and wonderful description that affects all the senses.

The plot is developed around emotional social issues but Hallinan deftly intertwines a playful sense of humor as well. The dialogue is sharp and flows naturally.

An overall exceptional read and one that I recommend regularly.

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