The Fourth Watcher: Book summary and reviews of The Fourth Watcher by Timothy Hallinan

The Fourth Watcher

A Novel of Bangkok

by Timothy Hallinan

The Fourth Watcher by Timothy Hallinan X
The Fourth Watcher by Timothy Hallinan
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2008
    320 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Travel writer Poke Rafferty is ready to let go of his Looking for Trouble series of travel books and the dangerous lifestyle that goes with it, and settle down in Bangkok with his fiancée, Rose, and his newly adopted daughter, Miaow. But trouble isn't ready to let go of Poke. Enter the one person Poke least wants to see in the entire world—a person whose emotional hold on Poke is absolute. With him come a box of rubies, a wad of fraudulent identity papers, and—in pursuit of those things—one of the most dangerous gangsters in China.

Add to that Rose's innocent involvement in a North Korean counterfeiting operation and an off-the-tracks agent of the American Secret Service who's dying to put Poke behind bars, and Poke and his family find themselves in a complicated and potentially deadly situation. Getting them all out alive will take every skill Poke has.

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"Starred Review. Smooth prose, appealing characters and a twisting action-filled plot make this thriller a standout." - Publishers Weekly.

"Although not quite as compelling as the first Rafferty outing, this book features an unlikely but likable hero and provides readers with an informed glimpse into a world they are not likely to otherwise experience." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Timothy Hallinan Author Biography

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Timothy Hallinan has been nominated for the Edgar, Nero, Shamus, Macavity and Silver Dagger awards. He is the author of nineteen widely praised books, including For the Dead, The Hot Countries, Crashed, Little Elvises, The Fame Thief, King Maybe, and Herbie's Game, which won the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery. After years of working in the television and music industries, he now writes full-time. He divides his time between California and Thailand.

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