Just A Favor: (from the Piper series)

Just A Favor: (from the Piper series)

by Richard Gustaf Haffer

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Overview

All Piper asks of Life is to let him be, to let him live in peace on his converted coastal freighter the Lost Soul. This boat, his home, is anchored off a small island in Thailand named Koh Samui. Piper wants to forget the world and the tragic part he's played in it. His only two friends are the beautiful Boon and husband Tony who own the twelve bungalows on the beach of Bophut Bay, the same bay off which his boat rocks gently in the Koh Samui breezes. Existence, while not great, is buried deep enough behind Piper's barricades to convince him everything is fine, no changes needed. Ah, but you know Life never appreciates being avoided. So when Life finds Piper hiding from it on his boat, it decides to sneak back in under the guise of someone asking for 'just a favor'. And when that someone is the top Thai cop on the island, well, refusing him is not an option.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451550207
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

This novel takes place on the island bay where I lived for several months back in the '80s. Sadly, for the simple life and the simple traveler, it was the end of an era. I was among the last on this island who would live in dollar a night bungalows, buying dinner from dirt street peddlers, or getting fish fresh from boats just returning home. Within months an airport would open jetting in planeloads of three and four day tourists with Samsonite luggage on wheels and cash to spend. The island burst forth on commercial steroids destroying all the old bungalows and 'ma&pa' restaurants to make room for the expensive resorts that tourists love leaving us travelers to roam like lost ghosts forever searching out new haunts. This book, "Just A Favor", was composed in memory of that changing time.

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