Little Saigonby T. Jefferson Parker
In the aftermath of the war in Vietnam, thousands of desperate refugees fled the killing fields for new lives in Southern California. But for those who settled in "Little Saigon," the war never really ended. The latest victim of the continuing struggle is Li Frye, a popular singer whose songs of hope and home have made her a heroine to her people. Ripped from the stage by masked gunmen, she has vanished into the dark alleys of Little Saigon, where outsiders are met with suspicion and a stony silence as impenetrable as the steaming jungles of Vietnam.
Local surfing legend turned reporter Chuck Frye knows what it means to be an outsider. The black sheep of his wealthy family, Chuck is more at home on a longboard than in a boardroom. But Li is his sister-in-law, and he cannot sit back and let his family or the clueless police investigate the case alone. What Chuck cannot know is that he stands upon the crest of a deadly wave, a swirling vortex of corruption and violence that reaches to the highest levels of the United States intelligence community. And even as he comes closer to the truth, he draws nearer to a terrible secret that many would kill to keep.
"Exotic...surprises turn up every five minutes."-New York Daily News
"Thoroughly satisfying...tension that builds wave on wave to a crashing climax!"
"Memorable...further proof that [Parker's] no flash in the pan, but a glowing fixture in the thriller firmament."-Kirkus Reviews
"Pulse-quickening and thought-provoking...with his second novel, T. Jefferson Parker confirms the talent demonstrated in his first."-San Diego Union
"His plotting and pacing are now essentially faultless."-Miami Herald
"A lesson in the seamless splicing of suspense and terror."-Booklist
"[Parker] is a potent and irresistible writer."Los Angeles Times
- St. Martin's Press
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- 4.23(w) x 6.67(h) x 1.14(d)
Meet the Author
T. Jefferson Parker is the bestselling author of fourteen previous novels, including Storm Runners and The Fallen. Alongside Dick Francis and James Lee Burke, Parker is one of only three writers to be awarded the Edgar Award for Best Novel more than once. Parker lives with his family in Southern California.
- Fallbrook, California
- Date of Birth:
- December 26, 1953
- Place of Birth:
- Los Angeles, California
- B.A. in English, University of California-Irvine, 1976
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