They'll kill sam Tay if he gets too close to the truth. He’s a cop, there’s a woman who knows who tried to kill august, he keeps telling himself, at least he used to be a cop — but he’s bored and curious so how can he resist? Apparently, not a spy — well, and that’s a good place to start if only Tay can figure out who she actually is.
AND BROTHER IT'S STARTING TO RAIN: An August and Tay Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 11 #ad - He’s the kind of man who lives to blow away the smoke and break the mirrors. If there's a living writer whose work makes me think of the great Raymond Chandler, it's Jake Needham. James david audlin, fast-car, author of the trAIN“Thrillers written with a wry sense of irony in the mean-streets, tough-talk tradition of Elmore Leonard.
. Tay doesn’t want to go to washington since he doesn’t like Americans very much, but he’s onto a murder plot that lies right at the heart of the American intelligence establishment, and Washington is where all the answers are. Mine, ’ August tells him. Tay’s little inner voice is shouting at him not to get involved.
THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW: A Samuel Tay Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 8Half Penny Ltd (Hong Kong) #ad - Thousands were killed and injured. When singapore receives a tip that suparman is slipping into the country to meet a sister having cancer surgery, Inspector Samuel Tay gets the job of finding him before something nasty happens. It seems at first to be a straightforward assignment. Most people think Suparman was personally responsible for the Singapore hotel bombings.
All they have to do is keep the sister under surveillance until she leads them to Suparman, right?But things go bad. With the help of john august, a shadowy american who has murky connections with international intelligence agencies, Tay battles governments determined to bury the truth and unmasks politicians who are using their power and position to hide their own crimes.
THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW: A Samuel Tay Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 8 #ad - Tay is going to get a little justice for Singapore. If he can just stay alive long enough to do it. Jake needham deftly morphs 1930s American Sam Spade into Samuel Tay, a world-weary twenty-first-century Singaporean homicide detective. Libris reviews “Needham certainly knows where a few bodies are buried.
NbspAsia Inc. Singapore is a good house in a bad neighborhood. Three hundred million muslims live in Indonesia and Malaysia completely surrounding the barely five million people living in the secular city-state. Tay is given two officers to work with him: his own sergeant, Robbie Kang, and Sergeant Linda Lee, a capable officer with whom Tay once had a disastrous and blessedly brief personal relationship.
THE DEAD AMERICAN: A Samuel Tay Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 6Half Penny Ltd (Hong Kong) #ad - He’s pretty much the best investigator the singapore police have, but Tay’s father was an American and from him Tay inherited a strong streak of American individualism that has made him an outsider in relentlessly regulated and tightly wound little Singapore. That’s mostly why Tay has been placed on leave.
It’s like an entire country run by Walt Disney. If tay does find out, won’t that make him worth killing, too? She thinks tyler bartlett was murdered to keep him quiet, and the Singapore police are covering it up. Emma lazar asks inspector Samuel Tay to help her investigate the young man’s death. What is far more difficult is finding out what the young man knew that made him worth killing.
THE DEAD AMERICAN: A Samuel Tay Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 6 #ad - When tay realizes both his superiors on the police force and the faceless men of the Internal Security Department are working behind the scenes to keep him from finding out, he becomes more determined than ever to discover what, and who is really behind Tyler Bartlett’s murder. Of course, there’s a problem there.
His suspense and plotting are top-notch, and his writing is exquisitely fine. Highly, highly recommended. Brendan dubois, new york times bestselling author with james patterson of the FIRST LADY “Jake Needham’s Samuel Tay books have been successful in seriously irritating the powers that be in Singapore to the point that they are no longer available in that miniature, self-obsessed republic.
Emma lazar, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, thinks otherwise.
THE UMBRELLA MAN: A Samuel Tay Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 2Half Penny Ltd (Hong Kong) #ad - Hundreds are dead and thousands are injured. Singapore is bleeding. Inspector samuel tay is a senior inspector in the Special Investigation Section of Singapore CID, but he is frozen out of the investigation from the beginning. The second gutted the lobby of the Marriott. Tay feels an immediate connection with the dead man, although he doesn’t think he has seen him before.
As tay searches the dead man’s past for clues to who he was and who his killer might have been, Tay’s own past begins to give up its secrets. A long-dead father he can barely remember reaches out of the grave to point to the truth about both the murdered man and the bombings. And the horror of singapore’s destruction becomes a personal horror for Samuel Tay.
THE UMBRELLA MAN: A Samuel Tay Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 2 #ad - Three massive explosions, all at American hotels in the heart of the city, and all within a few horrifying seconds. And the third peeled the front off of the Grand Hyatt. He has some serious enemies in singapore’s internal security Department and he has even more enemies at the American embassy, so Tay is assigned routine cases while his colleagues join with the CIA and the FBI in a feverish search for the bombers.
Three days after the explosions, the smell of death still sticky in the city’s air, Tay is sent to a run-down apartment near the Malaysian border where two children have found the body of a Caucasian male with a broken neck. Jake needham is asia’s most stylish and atmospheric writer of crime fiction.
The singapore straits times“needham writes so you can smell the spicy street food mingling with the traffic jams, the sweat, and the garbage.
DON'T GET CAUGHT: A Jack Shepherd Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 10Half Penny Ltd (Hong Kong) #ad - Shepherd is tiptoeing around hong kong’s financial back alleys looking for Malaysia’s missing money when an old friend from Bangkok dumps a much bigger problem in his lap. A military coup has just swept over Thailand and the Thai army is holding Thailand’s first female prime minister under house arrest.
But the former prime minister whose life is in danger is a woman with whom Shepherd once had a relationship – well, sort of – and Shepherd is loyal to his friends. Okay, how hard can it be? sneak into thailand, track down malaysia’s missing money, he decides, grab his old friend right out from under the nose of the entire Thai army, and keep her hidden and alive long enough to get them both out of Thailand.
DON'T GET CAUGHT: A Jack Shepherd Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 10 #ad - A piece of cake for the troubleshooter, huh? At least that’s what they call him when they’re being polite. The army is going to hold a show trial, convict her of corruption, and send her to prison. There was a time when he loved the place, then things went sour and he’s sworn he’ll never go back. Thailand is reeling him right back in no matter how hard he struggles to stay away.
How little? oh, a billion dollars or so, give or take. The only way to save her life is to get her out of Thailand before the trial starts, but her friends need some heavy-duty help to pull that off. Shepherd once lived in Thailand.
THE KING OF MACAU: A Jack Shepherd Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 9Half Penny Ltd (Hong Kong) #ad - Macau is a tiny place on the south coast of China close to Hong Kong that is the biggest gambling center on earth. But, at the same time, he battles a gaggle of North Korean hit men to try and bring his defector in alive. Move too fast, and he’ll lose control of everything. He's fled the acrid life of Washington and now he works by himself in Hong Kong.
He no longer lobbies government agencies, negotiates for corporations, or shows up in court. Move too slow… and Macau just might kill him. A man who knows the most secret schemes of the North Korean government has found out Shepherd still has high-level connections in Washington. He must join forces with the daughter of a shadowy old man everybody calls the King of Macau to stay ahead of the Chinese gangsters and shut down the black money flow.
THE KING OF MACAU: A Jack Shepherd Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 9 #ad - He wants shepherd to slip him out of Macau and get him political asylum in America, maybe with a nice beach house in Hawaii thrown in for good measure. And just like that shepherd is tumbling headlong through this modern-day Casablanca on the South China Sea, gamblers, con men, a bubbling caldron of gunrunners, hustlers, gangsters, money launderers, and spies.
Jack shepherd is a delight, a sharp-witted lawyer with a drive for justice forced to reside in a world of hard men who don’t believe in the rule of law. From his little unmarked office on Hollywood Road, he works quietly to solve the problems his big-money clients don’t want anyone else to know they have.
One of the world’s largest casino operators discovers a massive money-laundering scheme at its casino in Macau and they go to Jack Shepherd to get it stopped.
THE AMBASSADOR'S WIFE: A Samuel Tay Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 1Half Penny Ltd (Hong Kong) #ad - He’s a little overweight, a little cranky, a little lonely, and he smokes way too much. In the genre of crime fiction set in Asia, Jake Needham is in a class of his own. The bangkok postthe first body is in Singapore, on a bed in an empty suite at the Marriott Hotel. They say a serial killer is stalking American women in Asia.
Singapore cid assigns the case to Inspector Samuel Tay. So why is it, that nobody seems to want him to find the women's killer? Not the American ambassador, not the FBI, Tay soon begins to wonder, not even his bosses at CID. When international politics takes over a murder case, the truth is the next victim.
THE AMBASSADOR'S WIFE: A Samuel Tay Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 1 #ad - Tay is something of a reluctant policeman. Jake needham is Asia’s Dashiell Hammett. Thinking back, he can’t even remember why he became a police detective in the first place. Both stripped naked and lewdly displayed. The fbi says it’s terrorism, but the whispers on the street tell a different story. His plotting is top-notch, and his writing is exquisitely fine.
Highly, highly recommended. Brendan dubois, new york times bestselling author with james patterson of THE FIRST LADY"THE AMBASSADOR’S WIFE is another terrific book from a terrific writer.
A WORLD OF TROUBLE: A Jack Shepherd Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 7Half Penny Ltd (Hong Kong) #ad - Now he needs a job, and being a lawyer for General Chalerm Kitnarock is a job, so he takes it. Shepherd could certainly have done a lot worse for himself. But he’s also a former Thai prime minister now living in exile in Dubai. So he hit the road looking for a new start, made a couple of wrong turns, and somehow wound up in Hong Kong.
It will get particularly messy if, as Shepherd suspects, Charlie is smuggling arms to his supporters and intends to use the Thai army to seize control of the country. When he’s not making money, he’s plotting his return to political power in Thailand. For shepherd, that could be a problem. Thailand already has a prime minister, and she's a woman with whom Shepherd once had a brief relationship.
A WORLD OF TROUBLE: A Jack Shepherd Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 7 #ad - And as unlikely as it may sound, Jack Shepherd may be the only person on earth who can stop it. A world of trouble is one terrific novel. Can shepherd keep his two friends from destroying each other and prevent Thailand from sliding into chaos?Thailand is hurtling closer and closer to a bloody civil war. Needham displays an insider's knowledge of Thailand that may make some people here uncomfortable.
The bangkok Post“Mr. Charlie kitnarok is the world’s ninety-eighth richest man. He rules an international corporate empire and controls billions in personal assets.
LAUNDRY MAN: A Jack Shepherd Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 4Half Penny Ltd (Hong Kong) #ad - If there's a living writer whose work makes me think of the great Raymond Chandler, it's Jake Needham. James david audlin, author of THE TRAIN"Jake Needham is Michael Connelly with steamed rice. The bangkok postonce a high-flying international lawyer, a member of the innermost circles of government power, Jack Shepherd has abandoned the savage politics of Washington for the lethargic backwater of Bangkok, where he is now just an unremarkable professor at an unimportant university in an insignificant city.
. Or is he? a secretive asian bank collapses under dubious circumstances and a former law partner Shepherd thought was dead reveals himself as the force behind the disgraced bank. Coerced into helping his old partner track the hundreds of millions of dollars that disappeared in the collapse, Shepherd follows a twisting trail of deceit from Manila to Hong Kong to Bangkok and eventually to an isolated villa on the fabled island of Phuket where he confronts the evil at the heart of a monstrous game of international treachery.
LAUNDRY MAN: A Jack Shepherd Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 4 #ad - A lawyer among people who laugh at the law, a friend in a land where today’s allies are tomorrow’s fugitives, extortion, Jack Shepherd battles a global tide of corruption, and murder that threatens to destroy the new life he has made for himself in Thailand.
KILLING PLATO: A Jack Shepherd Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 5Half Penny Ltd (Hong Kong) #ad - The gritty and taut killinG PLATO is 100% unadulterated attitude. The singapore straits times“Jake Needham is a classic master of crime, intrigue, and edgy thrillers. James grady, new york times best-selling author of six days of the CONDORJack Shepherd was a politically connected American lawyer until he traded the fierce intrigues of Washington for the quiet life of a college professor in Thailand.
There’s also the matter of a woman he may or may not have murdered to cover it all up. When karsarkis fled the united States and disappeared, the world’s media whipped itself into a frenzy searching for him. Karsarkis is waiting for Shepherd in that Phuket bar because he wants to hire him. He figures a presidential pardon would be his ticket back to America, and he thinks Shepherd’s connections to the White House just might get it for him.
KILLING PLATO: A Jack Shepherd Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 5 #ad - The marshals want shepherd to set a trap for Karsarkis so they can grab him and drag him back to New York. At least he does until he learns a chilling secret that plunges him a violent spiral of friendship and betrayal and pulls him straight back into the life he thought he had left behind in Washington.
The marshals aren’t really in Phuket to arrest Plato Karsarkis. They’re there to kill him. Everything had been going pretty well for him there, too, at least it had until the day he walked into a bar on the jet-set island of Phuket and found the world’s most famous fugitive waiting for him. Plato karsarkis was an international celebrity straight out of Vanity Fair until a New York grand jury indicted him for smuggling Iraqi oil and charged him with racketeering and money laundering.
THE BIG MANGO: A Dare & Jones Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 3Half Penny Ltd (Hong Kong) #ad - A few decades later, the word on the street is that all that money somehow ended up in Bangkok and a downwardly mobile lawyer from California named Eddie Dare is the only guy left alive who might still have a shot at finding it. But so many people claim he’s got an inside track that he and an old marine buddy named Winnebago Jones decide to head for Bangkok anyway and do a little treasure hunting.
At least, he doesn’t think he does. Bangkok is about as far from california as Eddie can go without sailing completely over the edge of the world, although at times he wonders if that isn’t exactly what he has done. Eddie knows nothing about the missing money. The big mango is consistently rated one of the best crime novels set in Asia, and for good reason.
THE BIG MANGO: A Dare & Jones Novel The Mean Streets of Asia Crime Novels Book 3 #ad - Crimereads"There’s no room for improvement. What do they have to lose, huh?when they plunge into the jagged netherworld of modern-day Thailand — a corkscrewed land where big-time criminals tango with small-time hustlers, villains on the lam mingle with politicians on the take, and the merely raffish jostle with the downright scary — it doesn’t take long for things to get weird.
From the big apple, to the Big Orange, to the Big Mango. The big mango is as good as it gets. The bangkok post$400, 000 is in the wind, ten tons of cash, 000, the result of a bungled CIA operation to grab all the foreign currency from the Bank of Vietnam when the Americans fled Saigon in 1975.