Passport to Death
Publisher: Oceanview Usa
IN A WORLD OF SHADOWS, IT IS EASY TO GET LOST
Dotan Naor, an Israeli private investigator, who was ousted from the Shin Bet security – Israel’s internal security service – goes to Thailand to find Sigal Bardon, a beautiful young girl from a wealthy Israeli family. Sigal has disappeared in Bangkok – completely. Dotan has connections in Thailand and he is familiar with Bangkok’s dark side – the narrow alleys with bars and hookers, trenches of stagnant water, hotel rooms with illicit activity. This is where he intends to start his search. But when the passport of the missing Israeli girl ends up in his hands during his first taxi ride in the city, he’s suspicious that someone is playing him. But who? And why?
As Dotan searches for Sigal, police corruption blocks his every path while he delves deeper. Every lead he pursues draws him closer and closer to a black hole in his “own” path – one intertwined with his pursuit of Sigal – one that leads him to Reuven – and the haunting failure that led to the dismissal of both of them from Shin Bet. The wound between Dotan and Reuven is raw and deep, but Dotan realizes it must be healed in order to save Sigal.
“A twisty, propulsive story, a sardonic and charismatic hero, evocative settings, drama, action, heartbreak, and a snappy translation – this book has it all.”
“The dark and seedy side of Bangkok is wonderfully dissected in all its glory with visceral, sensual authenticity in this fast-moving and engaging “prequel” to the equally-excellent Death in Shangri-La. Dotan Naor is back, working his cynical yet effective investigative skills in search of a missing Israeli girl. It’s a gritty thrill-a-minute, and one you will read in a single sitting!”
–Raymond Benson, author of BLUES IN THE DARK