THE QUEEN OF PATPONG, by Timothy Hallinan
Rose, who works for years in the Patpong sex trade, is clearly terrified of the man, and Rafferty quickly learns why: he's out for revenge. Rose and their adopted daughter Miao must go into hiding while Rafferty figures out a way to neutralize the threat. Do not read these out of order, one builds on the other. Start with #1, A Nail Through the Heart. They are all 5s, superb, spine-chilling reads with a marvelous sense of time and place. Why Hallinan isn't a household name is beyond me.
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