Expat PI Brings American-style Justice to Thailand
Somehow, trouble always finds American expat Poke Rafferty, the hero of five Poke Rafferty Thrillers, who has a real genius for violence.
Poke came to Thailand to write a travel guide and stayed to build a family with Rose, a former bar girl, and adopted daughter Miaow, a former street kid. Poke's good with his fists and has a special way of poking the bad guys with a stick. He also has a talented sidekick, Arthit, a Thai cop walking a perilous line between serving justice and serving the rich and powerful.
Action-packed page-turners that avoid the major cliches of the genre
A thriller is a wonderful thing, especially when it is well-written and inventive. Non-stop action, crisp dialog, and an insider's take on Bangkok put this crime series near the top of my "favorites" list.
Jump in anywhere but don't miss any of them!
Below, the Poke Rafferty thrillers in chronological order:
(2007, Poke Rafferty Thrillers #1)
An over-generous retainer pulls Poke beneath the surface of the smiling Thai culture.
(2008, Poke Rafferty Thrillers #2)
Poke's estranged father turns up in Bangkok for a family visit--with a gang of Chinese thugs in hot pursuit.
(2009, Poke Rafferty Thrillers #3)
A feud amongst power-brokers puts Poke's family in jeopardy.
(2010, Poke Rafferty Thrillers #4)
A ghost from Rose's past returns to threaten Poke and Miaow.
(2011, Poke Rafferty Thrillers #5)
A stranger dies in Poke's arms--mayhem follows.
(2014, Poke Rafferty Thrillers #6)
Things fall apart when Miaow helps her boyfriend buy a stolen iPhone, which contains photographs of two dead policemen.