A Nail Through the Heart is the first book in the series featuring Poke Rafferty, a “rough-travel” writer who has settled in Bangkok with a former bar girl on the notorious Patpong Road named Rose, whom he's trying to marry, and a street child, an eight-year-old girl named Miaow, whom he wants to adopt.
The book received rave reviews. Here’s a representative quote from Booksense: “In the first of a truly remarkable series, Hallinan takes you to Thailand with a vengeance. This one of the best novels I have read in years, and it will be a true, long-lasting favorite.”
This book sets in place the primary relationships that have made the Poke Rafferty novels among the most widely praised of contemporary thriller series.
Emmy-award-winning composer Stephen Cohn has written an extraordinary, full-orchestra musical “sound track” to A Nail Through the Heart. Listen here: