High in the Himalayas a Buddhist monk is savagely murdered, his monastery ransacked and stolen is Asia’s most sacred icon: the jewel-encrusted head of Gautama Buddha. When a wealthy client calls on adventurer Lee Rivers to track down the priceless treasure, he doesn’t expect to be pitted against ruthless drug traffickers, bloodthirsty Sikhs, cold-blooded Russian agents, a relentless CIA operative and more—all also determined to recover the head at any cost!
Rivers enjoys his life of high adventure, collecting for the lucrative antiquities market. He also enjoys Bangkok’s infamous nightlife—that is until he falls for Tysee, a sensual a-go-go girl. Rivers knows she is the daughter of a violent drug warlord; he doesn’t know that she carries other baggage that threatens to break his heart.
Together, they race from The Golden Triangle, though the bars, brothels and backstreets of Bangkok and Southeast Asia, desperately trying to stay a step ahead of blood-thirsty pursuers. Will he succeed in returning the head to its rightful owners? Equally, will his heart be shattered? The multi-layer climax will take you completely by surprise.
Thai Gold is Jason Schoonover’s first book in the Lee Rivers action-adventure series which launched The Bangkok School of Writing and which was first published as a Bantam international bestseller.
With vivid realism and imaginative brilliance, real-life adventurer/author Jason Schoonover has written a riveting tale of nonstop action, sizzling romance, and taut suspense unlike anything you’re ever read before. If you like Clive Cussler, you’ll love Jason Schoonover who he’s most often compared to.
Buy Thai Gold and join Lee River’s wild adventure today!
Tour de force…accurate to a fault…a major writer of the Southeast Asian scene
The book I’ve most reread is Thai Gold by Jason Schoonover
Jack Du Brul, co-author with Clive Cussler, and author of the Philip Mercer series.
Stands heroically un-PC in a literary world
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