Asia Hand: A Vincent Calvino Novel - Vincent Calvino (Paperback)Christopher G. Moore (author)
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A freelance cameraman scraping by on the margins, Hutton had photographed something shortly before his death that he thought would make his career. Now the footage a shocking execution on the Thai/Burmese border is running repeatedly on CNN, and the rights to Hutton's life story have been sold to a Hollywood producer. But who killed Hutton and why? When Calvino investigates, he collides with a powerful filmmaker and an experienced old Asia hand who knows the terrain as well as our man in Bangkok. It's all Calvino can do to stay alive, and find out who killed his fellow American.
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 241 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 20 mm
"Calvino is a worthy successor to Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe and Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer." The Nation (Bangkok)
"The top foreign author focusing on the Land of Smiles, Christopher G. Moore clearly has a firsthand understanding of the expat milieu. . . . Moore is perspicacious." Bangkok Post
"Vincent Calvino [is] Bangkok's most newsworthy private eye. [Asia Hand is] dankly atmospheric." Kirkus Reviews
"Underneath Bangkok society is a deeply encrusted demiworld of hope, despair, corruption, and courage that Moore, an American-born writer who has lived there for almost twenty years, paints with maestrolike Dickensian strokes." Tom Plate, The Seattle Times
"Moore's flashy style successfully captures the dizzying contradictions of this vertiginous landscape." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
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