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Lotus For Miss Quon

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When Steve Jaffe discovered two million dollars worth of diamonds hidden in the wall of his villa in Saigon, he had no intention of giving up the loot. All he had to do was organize an exit visa and leave, until his houseboy threatened to go to the police. Jaffe had only meant to stop him, but instead he finds himself a felon with murder on his hands. With little chance to...more
Published (first published January 1st 1961)
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The description of the plot is too long and uneventable, but it keeps you reading faster right till the end. I can't say i was astonished, but it's a good book to pass the evening and a very realistic one. Police can't be trusted. people can't be trusted. Diamonds are for ever and people will never probably stop dying, murdering and betraying for them and for money, killing their souls and the sense of further life. It's a pity the main hero escaped and it was not shown right till the end how mi...more
another brilliant book from James Hadley Chase - this one in Vietnam where American expat Steve Jaffe has found some diamonds in his house and plans a getaway with his Vietnamese mistress. Rollicking fast thriller typical of James Hadley Chase.
Mark Vickers
Just a little bit slow to get going but when it does it's another thriller/ mystery from the maestro JHC, after discovering two millions of diamonds in the wall of his saigon villa, he has no intention of giving them to authorities. All he had to do was get a visa to leave until his houseboy gets in the way. Jaffe had only meant to stop him but instead finds he's a felon for murder. With little chance to keep his secret he goes on the run and the only person who can save him is his beautiful wom...more
Lade Tawak
The beginning of this book was very boring but it picked up towards the end.
Jaffe finds $2million worth of diamonds in his house and wants to keep it but his houseboy Hann wants him to report to the police. In a tussle, Jaffe accidentaly kills Hann.
He turns to his mistress Nhan for help. Nhan goes to Blackie(the owner of the club where she works).
Blackie will organize a fake passport and a way to leave the country.
I love most of JHC's novels, but this is defifitely the best of them I've read. Love the suspense and just cant have enough of this novel. Wher can I get a copy? My email,
absolute filmy stuff!
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René Lodge Brabazon Raymond was born on 24th December 1906 in London, England, the son of Colonel Francis Raymond of the colonial Indian Army, a veterinary surgeon. His father intended his son to have a scientific career, was initially educated at King's School, Rochester, Kent. He left home at the age of 18 and became at different times a children's encyclopedia salesman, a salesman in a bookshop...more
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