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Jake Needham

Jake Needham

Biography

JAKE NEEDHAM is an American screen and television writer who began writing crime novels when he realized he really didn't like movies and television very much. He has since published nine popular novels in two series: the Jack Shepherd International Crime Novels and the Inspector Samuel Tay Novels, both of which are set in the cities of contemporary Asia

He is a lawyer by education and has held a number of significant positions in both the public and private sectors where he took part in a lengthy list of international operations he has absolutely no intention of telling you about. Mr. Needham has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand for nearly thirty years. He, his wife, and their two sons now divide their time between homes in Thailand and the United States.

You can read excerpts from all Jake Needham's books as well as his occasional 'Letters from Asia' at his web site: www.JakeNeedham.com.

Books

THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW (The Inspector Samuel Tay Novels Book 4)

Jake Needham

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**BARRY AWARD NOMINEE -- BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL OF 2016**
"Jake Needham is a man who knows Asia like the back of his hand." -The Malaysian Star
Singapore is a good house in a bad neighborhood. Three hundred million Muslims live in Indonesia and Malaysia completely surrounding the barely five million people living in the secular city-state. Islamic terrorism in Asia may not get much attention in America or Europe, but it gets plenty in Singapore.

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THE AMBASSADOR'S WIFE (The Inspector Samuel Tay Novels Book 1)

Jake Needham

$4.99

"Jake Needham is an author we should all treasure, a classic master of suspense who makes readers hunger for more." - James Grady, author of SIX DAYS OF THE CONDOR
"THE AMBASSADOR'S WIFE is another terrific book from a terrific writer. In the genre of crime fiction set in Asia, Jake Needham is in a class of his own." -The Bangkok Post

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THE UMBRELLA MAN (The Inspector Samuel Tay Novels Book 2)

Jake Needham

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"Jake Needham is Michael Connelly with steamed rice." -- The Bangkok Post
The first bomb cracked the Hilton like an egg; the second gutted the lobby of the Marriott; and the third peeled the front off the Grand Hyatt. Three massive explosions, all at American hotels in the heart of the city, and all within a few horrifying seconds. Hundreds are dead and thousands are injured. Singapore is bleeding.

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THE DEAD AMERICAN (The Inspector Samuel Tay Novels Book 3)

Jake Needham

$4.99

"Jake Needham is Asia's most stylish and atmospheric writer of crime fiction." - The Singapore Straits Times
They steer a tight ship in squeaky-clean Singapore. No dissent, no opposition, no criticism. It's like an entire country run by Walt Disney. Disneyland with the death penalty, somebody once called it.

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THE BIG MANGO

Jake Needham

$4.99

"THE BIG MANGO is consistently rated one of the best crime novels set in Southeast Asia, and for good reason" - CrimeReads
"THE BIG MANGO is a great read! I'm a big fan of Jake Needham." - Stephen Leather, Sunday Times best-selling author of the Spider Shepherd series

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LAUNDRY MAN (Jack Shepherd Book 1)

Jake Needham

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"If there's a living writer whose work makes me think of the great Raymond Chandler, it's Jake Needham." - James David Audlin
"LAUNDRY MAN is the kind of book you always hope to find, but rarely do. It's so good on many levels that it's almost frightening someone can tell a story this well." - Perfect at Midnight Reviews

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KILLING PLATO (Jack Shepherd Book 2)

Jake Needham

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"The gritty and taut KILLING PLATO is 100% unadulterated attitude. Needham's provocative views about Asian culture jump at you from every page." -Singapore Straits Times
Jack Shepherd was a politically connected American lawyer until he traded the fierce intrigues of Washington for the quiet life of a college professor in Thailand. Everything had been going pretty well for him there, too, at least it had until the day he walked into a bar on the jet-set island of Phuket and found the world's most famous fugitive waiting for him.

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A WORLD OF TROUBLE (Jack Shepherd Book 3)

Jake Needham

$4.99

"A WORLD OF TROUBLE is one terrific novel." - The Bangkok Post
Jack Shepherd was sick of Washington politics, sick of corporate law, and even a little sick of himself. So he hit the road looking for a new start, made a couple of wrong turns, and somehow wound up in Hong Kong. Now he needs a job, and being a lawyer for General Chalerm Kitnarock is a job, so he takes it.

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THE KING OF MACAU (Jack Shepherd Book 4)

Jake Needham

$4.99

"Needham writes so that you can smell the street food mingling with the traffic jams, the sweat, and the garbage."
- Libris Reviews

Jack Shepherd is a lawyer, but he doesn't much like to admit it. He's fled the acrid life of Washington and now he works by himself in Hong Kong. He no longer lobbies government agencies, negotiates for corporations, or shows up in court. From his little unmarked office on Hollywood Road, he works quietly to solve the problems his big-money clients don't want anyone else to know they have.

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