An inquisitive stranger among the “old Bangkok hands” of The Expat Bar signals danger for Poke and those he cares most about and brings him face to face with the lives of the bar’s patrons, many of whom ran to Bangkok in the 1960s to heal the wounds, physical and emotional, they suffered as soldiers in Vietnam.
A Library Journal Best Book of 2015
A Strand Magazine Best Book of 2015
“Hallinan’s latest in the brilliantly conceived Poke Rafferty series starts with menace and never lets up.”
—The Arizona Republic
“If there was any doubt that Timothy Hallinan is one of our best in the constellation of thriller authors, The Hot Countries should resolve that issue.”