14 February 2012

NEW: Bangkok Burn by Simon Royle

“It took me a moment to realize, I couldn’t see her body, because it wasn’t attached to her head. I wiggled my toes and fingers.” – Bangkok Burn

Fast, furious and dangerous. A real page-turner. I’ll never look at a crocodile the same way again.

Take a walk on the darkside.

Orphaned as a child and raised as the only son of a Thai mafia godfather, Chance plans to quit the family business for the woman he loves.

Chance’s father is the godfather of Pak Nam and owner of the largest crocodile farm on earth. He didn't get to where he is without knowing a thing or two about people, including how long it takes for a crocodile to digest one. Before Chance can quit, his father asks him to “take care of a little something for me.” Then a bomb goes off.

Waking up in hospital later that night, his father in a coma next door, Chance’s troubles have only just begun. There are three guys dressed in black down the corridor and they aren't carrying flowers. Worse, Uncle Mike isn’t answering his phone, and a guy with a lisp is asking for a hundred million dollars in a week or “I’ll kill him, sthlowly.”

While figuring out who is trying to put the family permanently out of business, where to get a hundred million, and who’s got Uncle Mike, in the midst of a Bangkok gone crazy with factional fighting, quitting the family business takes a backseat to survival.

Survival begins with dying. And dying is the easy part.


Simon Royle was born in Manchester, England in 1963. He has been variously a yachtsman, advertising executive, and a senior management executive in software companies. A futurist and a technologist, he lives in Bangkok, with his wife and two children.


  1. Sounds like a good one, Vicki!

  2. Vicki, thanks for the recommendation. It's now in my TBR on my Kindle, but have moved Bangkok Burn to the top:>)

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. Maureen and Cherri, thanks for dropping by. If you like thrillers hard and fast, I have no doubt you'll enjoy Bangkok Burn. :)