Bangkok Express


GANTIRA DIDN’T plan for her lover to die on the Island of Ko Samui. Nor did she plan for the backpacker to drown. She didn't plan to be trapped in a gilded cage by her narcissistic millionaire husband neither. Or maybe she planned it all?


Fraud expert JOE DYLAN is back in the land of sin investigating the death of two backpackers on the island of Ko Samui. He's working the steps and trying to delay gratification. Trying to stay on the straight and narrow is easier said than done in the land of smiles.


Burnt out expat James Hale can't play poker for love nor money. He needs to escape the city before the mob catch up with him and collect what's owed. They accept cash or body parts.


These three colorful lives come together in this an exotic action-packed thriller set in the worlds most colorful and exciting city.




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Bangkok Express is the story of a young Private Detective sent from London to Thailand to examine a suspected insurance fraud masterminded by a Samui Police Chief in cahoots with the wealthiest landowner on the island. With the help of a bar owner, a fake doctor, a stunning mia noi, a hard-living expat insurance broker and an exotic bird, he takes on what a sane man would not. In the mean time he discovers all is not what it seems in the Land of Smiles, which seems to suit him just fine. – Thailand Writing and Book Reviews

James A. Newman

JAMES A. NEWMAN has published over fifty short stories in various publications all over the world; most recently for Big Pulp Magazine. He has been included in many anthologies. His novel BANGKOK EXPRESS appeared in 2010. The sequel RED NIGHT ZONE was published shortly after. In 2013 THE WHITE FLAMINGO hit the top of the Amazon crime noir charts. He is the co-founder of SPANKING PULP PRESS and juggles editing acquisitions alongside writing his own dark fiction on a portable type-writer.

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