The Cambodian Book Of The Dead by Tom Vater, July 2013Cool crime in a hot climate…

Private eye and former war reporter, Maier is sent to Cambodia to track down the missing heir to a Hamburg coffee empire.

His search leads him into the darkest corners of the country’s history, through the Killing Fields of the communist revolution, to the White Spider, a Nazi war criminal who reigns over an ancient Khmer temple deep in the jungle.

But the terrifying tale of mass murder that Maier uncovers is far from over. And soon Maier realises that, if he is to prevent more innocent lives from being destroyed, he will have to write the last horrific chapter himself.

The Cambodian Book of the Dead – it’s where Apocalypse Now meets The Beach

Book Info:
The First Detective Maier Mystery

UK Print
Date: 4th July 2013
ISBN: 9781909223189
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £8.99

US/CAN Print
Date: 25th June 2013
ISBN: 9781909223196
Format: Large (Trade) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$14.99 CAN$16.99

Date: 25th June 2013
ISBN: 9781909223202
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

Other Books in This Series:

2. The Man With The Golden Mind (April 2014)

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UK Print & Ebook | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

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Author Info:

Tom Vater: WWW | @TomVater on Twitter

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Praise and Reviews:

“The narrative is fast-paced and the frequent action scenes are convincingly written. The smells and sounds of Cambodia are vividly brought to life. Maier is a bold and brave hero.”
– Crime Fiction Lover (The Site for Die Hard Crime & Thriller Fans)

“This is noir at its grittiest, most graphic best. There is a lush complexity in the narrative that Mr. Vater has brought us readers. To say this was a historically laden story is to sell it short. We are transported into the world of Cambodia, and quite possibly one that most of us will never see in real life. The magic, the awe, the mystique and mystery all accompany the depth of characterization.” Fresh Fiction

The Cambodian Book of the Dead is an enigmatic, unsettling thriller that never lets you get your balance.”
CheffoJeffo review site.

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