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From Saigon to Paris, from Bangkok to the Ganges, this thriller is the story of Michel Christian. Abandoned on the streets of Saigon when he is only a child, he grows up with a fatal attraction for women and an insatiable desire for revenge.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published February 1st 1990 by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (first published 1990)
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Leeloo  Dallas - Books Fifth Element
This is one of the best books I have ever read. Nothing will prepare you for the rollercoster of emotions that this book is offering. I have only one regret, that I have read this book in romanian language and the translation sucks
Rúhhi
Oct 13, 2011 Rúhhi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best
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Kaushal Sharma
Nov 28, 2016 Kaushal Sharma rated it it was amazing
A book worth reading!! This book has everything one needs to find in a good story book. Highly recommended!
L.A.
Dec 22, 2014 L.A. rated it really liked it
Posted first to Blog Critics as Book Review: 'Venom', A Suspense by Colin Falconer.

Nature or nurture. So goes the argument from time to time when looking for a reason for truly heinous acts. Could the question really be so simple?

In Venom by Colin Falconer, we follow the life if Michael Christian. Born of mixed heritage and loved from birth by his mother, he is unwanted by his father and has learned a hard lesson very early. With hatred escalating between his parents, he is abandoned by his moth
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Kitano Ana
Oct 01, 2016 Kitano Ana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
m-a tinut cu sufletul la gura……
Jennifer
Jul 16, 2016 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty good book, and a quick read. I found the historical setting and main characters intriguing. While I was sad for Michel and what he had to go through, I kept hoping he would have some redeeming quality or there would be redemption for him somewhere. Unfortunately for him, the events of his life shaped for a twisted and sick individual.
The only issue I had with this book (an ebook) is there could have been better editing - something which seems to be common with ebooks. However,
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Susan
Mar 19, 2016 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book by Falconer. Another one! Thriller, psychological. This is fast paced and interesting from start to finish. The characters were so well done it seems as if you are right there. I highly recommend this. Michel was fascinating .
This is my third Falconer novel and they are all really great.
Nicole
Mar 07, 2016 Nicole rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is so contrived and poorly written that I struggled to finish it and skimmed through much of it.

My understanding is that it is based on the true story of serial killer Charles Sobraj - well, if that's the case it is very loosely based.


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