As Bangkok barricades itself against a rising flood of toxic waste, Chance has got some wet work of his own going on. He'd rather be on honeymoon with Pim; that had been the plan.
But the plan didn't include the untimely death of a Godfather's son, being blamed for the theft of a billion baht, and a move by a rival gang on Big Tiger's territory; now there's a new plan - war and retribution.
Funny thing about guns and plans - everyone's got one.
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Bangkok Wet continues the story of Chance, the farang (a Caucasian, in Thai), who is being groomed to take over his adoptive Thai father’s crime family. With his childhood friend and bodyguard, Chai, in tow, Chance searches for his new bride (kidnapped before they could leave on their honeymoon) and runs afoul of multiple groups with their own agendas. In the end, he uncovers some unexpected history and plenty of nefarious goings-on. I view the Bangkok series as akin to a Thai version of The Godfather. The interaction between the members of the crime family, other crime families, police, politicians, and civilians is similar in some regards, yet not in others. The setting in Thailand and the cultural differences add much to the story and its feel. It also occurs to me that Chance, although in theory on the wrong side of the law, is a character who I pull for because he lives by a code that, while crossing lines that might make him seem bad, is actually more ethical and moral than the corrupt government officials he often has to deal with. Just as with Bangkok Burn, this latest installment of the Bangkok series is a fast paced thrill ride through the Thai underground, and should keep you on the edge of your seat right up to the shocking end. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **