Travel writer Poke Rafferty is ready to settle down in Bangkok with his fiancée, Rose, and his newly adopted daughter, Miaow. Enter the one person Poke least wants to see in the entire world—a person whose emotional hold over Poke is absolute. And with him comes a box of rubies, a wad of fraudulent identity papers and—in pursuit of those things—one of the most dangerous gangsters in China.
Add to that Rose’s innocent involvement in a North Korean counterfeiting operation and an off-the-tracks agent of the American Secret Service who’s dying to put Poke behind bars, and Poke and his family find themselves in a complicated and potentially deadly situation. Getting them all out alive will take every skill Poke has.
Named one of 2008's “Best of Asia” books by the Japan Times
“Stellar.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)