Ghost Money

Ghost Money

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by Andrew Nette
     
 

Cambodia, 1996, the long-running Khmer Rouge insurgency is fragmenting, competing factions of the unstable government scrambling to gain the upper hand. Missing in the chaos is businessmen Charles Avery. Hired to find him is Vietnamese Australian ex-cop Max Quinlan. But Avery has made dangerous enemies and Quinlan is not the only one looking. Teaming up a Cambodian

Overview

Cambodia, 1996, the long-running Khmer Rouge insurgency is fragmenting, competing factions of the unstable government scrambling to gain the upper hand. Missing in the chaos is businessmen Charles Avery. Hired to find him is Vietnamese Australian ex-cop Max Quinlan. But Avery has made dangerous enemies and Quinlan is not the only one looking. Teaming up a Cambodian journalist, Quinlan's search takes him from the freewheeling capital Phnom Penh to the battle scarred western borderlands. As the political temperature soars, he is slowly drawn into a mystery that plunges him into the heart of Cambodia's bloody past.

Ghost Money is a crime novel, but it's also about Cambodia in the mid-nineties, a broken country, what happens to those trapped between two periods of history, the choices theymake, what they do to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789881458438
Publisher:
Crime Wave Press
Publication date:
11/21/2015
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Nette is a Melbourne crime writer and freelance journalist. He is a founder and one of the editors at Crime Factory Publications, a Melbourne-based small press specialising in crime fiction.

His short fiction has appeared in a number of publications, including Phnom Penh Noir, The One That Got Away, Beat to a Pulp: Hardboiled 3 and Shotgun Honey Presents: Both Barrels. He is co-editor ofBeat Girls, Love Tribes and Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture, 1950 - 1980, forthcoming from Verse Chorus Press in 2015. Ghost Money is his first novel.

His online home is www.pulpcurry.com. You can find him on Twitter at @Pulpcurry.

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Ghost Money 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ghost Money is the first full length work I've read by Andrew Nette and I found it to be a thoroughly satisfying read. There is a historical flavor to the story, which I love, as well as it being a first rate crime fiction. A story within a story. Nette does a masterful job of putting you in Cambodia, in Phnom Penh and in the rural bloody country side. You see this corner of Southeast Asia because of Nette's powerful descriptions and his terrific verbal painting of scenes. The only way you can write this vividly and real about a location, is if you've spent the time and been there, which he has. I felt the horror of war and war crimes, you see it, smell it and taste it. You might know the story of the terrible rein of the Khmer Rouge, might know it well like I thought I did, but you'll learn even more. All the while a suspenseful, crime story unfolds and Max Quinlan wades through it all to find a missing businessman. I was pulled into this story from the very beginning, the first page - and it never released me until the last page. I highly recommend this book. - Jim Wilsky