After an accidental collision on a Bangkok sidewalk, a man ends up dying in Poke’s arms, but not before saying three words: Helen Eckersley. Cheyenne. Seconds later, the police arrive, denying that the man was shot.
In the days that follow, Poke finds himself under surveillance. When armed men show up at his door, he begins a new life as a fugitive, in an unfamiliar Bangkok where questions outnumber answers, betrayal is the new currency, and the only person he can trust is the least trustworthy person he’s ever met. And it soon becomes apparent that he’s been caught up on the margins of the War on Terror and that his opponent is a virtuoso artist whose medium is fear.
“Literary fiction of the first order told in the form of an elegant and intricate thriller.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Heart-rending, unforgettable.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred review)
“Simply the best in a fine series of thrillers set in one of the world's most exotic locales.”—Booklist (Starred review)
“Put Timothy Hallinan's . . . The Fear Artist way high on my top 10 thrillers list. Violent, gritty, and moving”—Nancy Pearl