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The Big Mango: a Heist Novel with a Difference

The Big Mango: a Heist Novel with a Difference

by Jake Needham
The Big Mango: a Heist Novel with a Difference

The Big Mango: a Heist Novel with a Difference

by Jake Needham

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"THE BIG MANGO is a classic" -- Crime Reads

$400 million is in the wind, more than ten tons of cash, the result of a bungled CIA operation to grab the foreign currency reserves of the Bank of Vietnam when the Americans fled Saigon in 1975.

A couple of decades later, the word on the street is that all that money somehow ended up in Bangkok, and a downwardly mobile lawyer from California named Eddie Dare is the only guy left alive who might have a chance of figuring out what happened to it.

Eddie knows nothing about the missing money. At least, he doesn't think he does. But so many people claim he's got an inside track on finding it that he and an old marine buddy named Winnebago Jones decide to head for Bangkok anyway and do a little treasure hunting. What do they have to lose?

Their lives, it turns out. When they plunge into the jagged netherworld of modern-day Bangkok, it doesn't take long for things to get really weird.

From the Big Apple, to the Big Orange, to the Big Mango. You have to admit it has a kind of nutty logic to it. Bangkok is about as far from California as Eddie can go without sailing completely over the edge of the world, although at times he wonders if that isn't exactly what he has done.

"There's no room for improvement. THE BIG MANGO is as good as it gets." -- The Bangkok Post

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940165202513
Publisher: Half Penny Ltd
Publication date: 01/17/2014
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 855,292
File size: 772 KB

About the Author

JAKE NEEDHAM is an American screen and television writer who began writing crime novels when he realized he didn’t really like movies and television very much.

Mr. Needham has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand for over twenty years. He is a lawyer by education and has held a number of significant positions in both the pubic and private sectors where he took part in a lengthy list of international operations he has no intention of telling you about.

He, his wife, and their two sons divide their time between homes in Thailand and the United States. You can read excerpts from Jake Needham’s other books at his web site,

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