A thrilling work of sophisticated suspense set amid the Vietnamese underworld in Las Vegas.
Robert, a rugged Oakland cop, still can't let go of Suzy, the mysterious Vietnamese wife who left him. Now she's disappeared from her new husband, Sonny, a violent Vietnamese smuggler and gambler who blackmails Robert into finding her for him. Pursuing Suzy through the glitzy, sleazy gambling dens of Las Vegas, Robert finds himself chasing the past that haunts Suzy - one that extends back to a refugee camp in Malaysia after the fall of Saigon. Her daughter, abandoned long ago, is now a steely professional poker player. The dangerous legacy of Suzy's guilt threatens to immolate them all, including Happy, her best friend.
Taut, cinematic storytelling; vivid dialogue; and mesmerizing atmosphere combine here with beautiful, original prose to create an unforgettable novel.
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Chromatic and Spellbinding
- W Perry Hall "One master-passion in the br east, like Aaron's serpent, swallows all the rest. A. Pope"
- louise e. schwartz