By Stephen Leather
Introducing Bob Turtledove ― Bangkok antiques broker and part-time deepest eye - in a case that brings him up opposed to Russian gangsters, employed killers and kickboxing thugs whereas trying to find a misplaced Mormon within the center of Thailand. Bangkok Bob is a new crime sequence from top-ten united kingdom crime author Stephen leather-based and "Bangkok Bob and the lacking Mormon" is the 1st booklet within the series.
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Over the years I’d expanded the website to include advice on living and working in Thailand, and I’d started a question and answer service, more as a hobby than anything else. Now I was getting a couple of hundred hits a day and a reputation as the man who knew all there was to know about the Land of Smiles. I was selling a lot of antiques, too. It was the website that had got me started as a part-time private eye. A woman in Seattle who’d bought a couple of Khmer statues from me sent me an email asking if I’d go around to her husband’s hotel and check that he was okay.
It means mister, but it’s also a sign of respect. She respects me because I’m older than her and because I’m her boss. ‘You are late,’ she added, still smiling. Not much respect there. But she wasn’t being critical, she was just stating a fact. I was normally in the shop by nine and it was now nine-thirty. ‘There was a mango queue,’ I said. ‘I see,’ she said, even though she didn’t. ’ ‘I see,’ I said, even though I didn’t. ’ I frowned. ’ ‘An American couple. ’ There was a coffee maker by the cash register and I poured myself a cup and took it upstairs.
Three girls. Three boys. ’ Mr Clare’s brow furrowed. ’ ‘You said you hadn’t heard from him. ’ ‘They would have told us,’ said Mr Clare. He folded his arms and sat back in his chair and glared at me as if daring me to contradict him. I doodled on the notepad. ’ I asked. His glare darkened. ’ I kept looking at the pad. The doodle was turning into an angel with spreading wings. ‘Jon Junior came out here on a holiday, then he calls you to say he wants to work here. ’ Mr Clare tutted. ’ ‘It’s a Buddhist country, but there are Christians here.