"THE BIG MANGO is a classic" -- Crime Reads
$400 million is in the wind, more than ten tons of cash, the result of a bungled CIA operation to grab the foreign currency reserves of the Bank of Vietnam when the Americans fled Saigon in 1975.
A couple of decades later, the word on the street is that all that money somehow ended up in Bangkok, and a downwardly mobile lawyer from California named Eddie Dare is the only guy left alive who might have a chance of figuring out what happened to it.
Eddie knows nothing about the missing money. At least, he doesn't think he does. But so many people claim he's got an inside track on finding it that he and an old marine buddy named Winnebago Jones decide to head for Bangkok anyway and do a little treasure hunting. What do they have to lose?
Their lives, it turns out. When they plunge into the jagged netherworld of modern-day Bangkok, it doesn't take long for things to get really weird.
From the Big Apple, to the Big Orange, to the Big Mango. You have to admit it has a kind of nutty logic to it. Bangkok is about as far from California as Eddie can go without sailing completely over the edge of the world, although at times he wonders if that isn't exactly what he has done.
"There's no room for improvement. THE BIG MANGO is as good as it gets." -- The Bangkok Post
Agreat read. It really is.
Bangkok and Thai cultures convene to a single police man on the local bangkok police force and his life and relationships. The environment and illustrations are woven perfectly for anyone who had been to the land of smiles. Great read. Couldn’t put it down.