FOR THE DEAD, by Tim Hallinan
Mia, who once survived on wit and courage on Bangkok's treacherous streets, saves her gently-raised friend. Poke, knowing the thugs will try again, and knowing that high-echelon cops are probably involved, must find the mastermind behind both today's problem and an old scandal. While a wordier-than-usual denouement slows things down, it's almost a relief, as this is one wild ride. It's a 4.
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