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The Fear Artist by Timothy Hallinan
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Jun 15, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: mysteries
Read from June 15 to July 07, 2012

The Fear Artist, Tim Hallinan, A+
Poke Rafferty #5
Bangkok, 2011
First line: Two two-gallon cans of paint weigh about five times as much as he'd thought they would.
Coming out of the paint store with said cans of paint, Poke finds himself caught up in a mini-riot which winds up with a farang dying in his arms of gunshot wounds. Before he knows what hit him, Poke is on the run from the Thai version of the CIA, a rogue American mercenary and the entire Bangkok police force.
Tim has out-done himself with this entry. For all the thriller plot points listed above, this is a book about people, people you grow to care very much about. From semi-retired KGB spooks to psychotic children to old women still dealing with the wounds of VietNam. Absolutely the best book in the series.
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Spuddie I can't wait to read this one!! One of my favorite series!


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Timothy Hallinan Thank you, Julie -- what a rewarding review. This was a hard book to write, and words like yours mean a great deal.


Julie Timothy wrote: "Thank you, Julie -- what a rewarding review. This was a hard book to write, and words like yours mean a great deal."

Just telling it like it is. Now get back to writing. ;)


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