For the Dead

For the Dead

By Timothy Hallinan

Soho Crime, Hardcover, 9781616951146, 347pp.

Publication Date: November 4, 2014

After seven years in Bangkok, American travel writer Poke Rafferty finally feels settled: his family is about to grow larger, and his adopted Thai daughter, Miaow, seems to have settled in at junior high school. All that is endangered when Miaow helps her boyfriend buy a stolen iPhone that contains photographs of two disgraced police officers, both of whom have been murdered. As Miaow's carefully constructed personal life falls apart, Rafferty discovers that the murders are part of a conspiracy that reaches the top rungs of Bangkok law enforcement, and beyond. Miaow's discovery threatens the entire family and if that's not enough, in order to survive, they may ultimately have to depend on someone who has already betrayed them.

About the Author
Timothy Hallinan is the author of nine widely praised books: eight novels including the Bangkok thrillers featuring Poke Rafferty and a work of nonfiction. Along with his wife, Munyin Choy, he divides his time equally between Los Angeles, California, and Southeast Asia.

Praise For For the Dead

Praise for the Poke Rafferty series

"Hallinan not only writes a relentless-as-the-rain paced thriller, sprinkled with an off-beat, cynical humor, but the poignant emotional sides of the characters and the intelligent and beautiful plot and storytelling soak the reader's heart to the skin."
Seattle Post Intelligencer

"A heart-rending, unforgettable thriller."
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"All of Hallinan's characters are multifaceted and compelling . . . The Fear Artist is simply the best of a fine series of thrillers set in one of the world's most exotic locales."
Booklist, Starred Review

Library Journal, Starred Review