expired Free Kindle eBook - Killing Plato by Jake Needham USUALLY USD$4.99
This was posted 4 months 10 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal
"The gritty and taut KILLING PLATO is 100% unadulterated attitude." —The Singapore Straits Times
Plato Karsarkis was an international celebrity straight out of Vanity Fair until a New York grand jury indicted him for smuggling Iraqi oil and charged him with racketeering and espionage. There was also the matter of a woman he may or may not have murdered to cover it all up. When Karsarkis flees the United States just ahead of the FBI and promptly vanishes, the world's media whips itself into a frenzy.
Jack Shepherd was a politically connected American lawyer until he traded the fierce intrigues of Washington for the quiet life in Bangkok. Then one day he walks into a bar on the jet-set island of Phuket and finds the world's most famous fugitive waiting for him.
Karsarkis wants to hire him. He wants a presidential pardon so he can return to American and he knows Shepherd's connections to the White House just might get it for him. But the U.S. Marshals are in Phuket as well and they want something from Shepherd, too. They're there to kidnap Karsarkis and take him back to the US for trial and the Marshals want Shepherd to help them set a trap.
What Shepherd wants is for everybody to go away and leave him alone. At least he does until he discovers a chilling secret, one that plunges him a violent spiral of friendship and betrayal and pulls him straight back into the life he thought he had left behind in Washington.
The Marshals aren't really in Phuket to arrest Plato Karsarkis. They're there to kill him.
First post, please flame the hell outta me if that's your thing….
I first started reading the author after another free book giveaway last year. Since then I've read all his books, both the Jack Shepherd series (set in Thailand) and the newer Samuel Tay series (set in Singapore). His books all get fantastic reviews on Amazon, which in my opinion are well deserved. If you like this, his website has an email list 'Letters from Asia' which give some detail and insight into the locations he writes about.