An inquisitive stranger among the “old Bangkok hands” of The Expat Bar signals danger for Poke and those he cares most about and brings him face to face with the lives of the bar’s patrons, many of whom ran to Bangkok in the 1960s to heal the wounds, physical and emotional, they suffered as soldiers in Vietnam.
A Library Journal Best Book of 2015
A Strand Magazine Best Book of 2015
“Hallinan’s latest in the brilliantly conceived Poke Rafferty series starts with menace and never lets up.”
—The Arizona Republic
“If there was any doubt that Timothy Hallinan is one of our best in the constellation of thriller authors, The Hot Countries should resolve that issue.”
A simple burglary goes wildly astray and leads Junior into a confrontaton with Hollywood’s most powerful and least principled men, the studio head known as King Maybe.
A Booklist Top Ten Thriller
"The tricky plot is plenty funny and packed with colorful characters."
—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
Are there too many lovable crooks in contemporary crime fiction? Well, maybe, but one thing’s for sure: they’re all chasing Junior."
—Booklist, Starred Review