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    [PDF/EBOOK] A Nail Through the Heart The tsunami has destroyed much in Thailand Chon not his real name seeks a stolen treasure Saudi jewels and shows he is uite willing to kill to continue the uest Poke Rafferty is a Yank who having written a few books about how tourists can get what they need in some exotic places has settled in Bangkok He lives with Rose a retired bar girl who is trying to get her house cleaning business going and Miaow a pre adolescent street urc

  2. says: [PDF/EBOOK] A Nail Through the Heart Timothy Hallinan ↠ 7 review

    [PDF/EBOOK] A Nail Through the Heart characters Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Timothy Hallinan read A Nail Through the Heart I have to admit I was worried about reading this book Worried Thai names and places would be confusing Worried that the subject matter would be too hard to read I couldn't have been wrong and can't recommend this book highlyMr Hallinan has crafted a tightly woven story that rings so true Poke is written so well I don't think it would be possi

  3. says: read A Nail Through the Heart [PDF/EBOOK] A Nail Through the Heart Timothy Hallinan ↠ 7 review

    Timothy Hallinan ↠ 7 review characters Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Timothy Hallinan [PDF/EBOOK] A Nail Through the Heart I don't usually write reviews here just list my books and get suggestions But this book really touched me right time place whatever The main character in Timothy Hallinan's A Nail Through the Heart tells this story to an abused streed kid I hate to give advice so I'll tell you a story instead It's a Tibetan Buddhist story A young monk goes to the wisest man he knows the abbot of his temple and asks the same

  4. says: [PDF/EBOOK] A Nail Through the Heart Timothy Hallinan ↠ 7 review read A Nail Through the Heart

    [PDF/EBOOK] A Nail Through the Heart It's interesting that there aren't mysteries starring travel writers They have far ualifications than most literary amateur detectives they're experienced travelers know how to get around in foreign places perhaps know the language and customs dip in and out of cultures and can get the locals to talk to themPoke Rafferty the somewhat tarnished protagonist of A Nail Through the Heart is all this He's also an expat busily

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    characters Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Timothy Hallinan Timothy Hallinan ↠ 7 review [PDF/EBOOK] A Nail Through the Heart Good book Very well written and involving Characters well drawnHOWEVER if you are disturbed by descriptions of child slavery and sexual abuse maybe best to give it a pass I had some pretty horrible nightmares last night and I don't expect tonight will be much different

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    Timothy Hallinan ↠ 7 review characters Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Timothy Hallinan [PDF/EBOOK] A Nail Through the Heart Phuket located on coastal Thailand is a popular tourist mecca It was the height of the season when the 2004 tsunami struck devastating the coasts of some dozen countries and killing thousands in Thailand alone Almost a yea

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    [PDF/EBOOK] A Nail Through the Heart Having lived in Southeast Asia for over 12 years I have to admit to having some trepidation about reading a book about a white guy named 'Poke'I shouldn't have worried Hallinan offers up a marvelous blend of noir thriller ethnographic study and a complex romance I can honestly say I was engaged every minute of the 10 hou

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    read A Nail Through the Heart characters Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Timothy Hallinan Timothy Hallinan ↠ 7 review I need to start by saying that it is a rare occurrence that I give any book 5 stars I am pretty critical when it comes to characters details and errors in proofreading This book truly deserves the ratingWhile some readers should be

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    [PDF/EBOOK] A Nail Through the Heart First of four in the Poke Rafferty series This is my third re read I thought about moving it down to four stars from five because five is usually reserved for books that have changed how I look at the world and I could no longer remember how this moved or enlightened me Then I realized that every time I read this book I'm

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    [PDF/EBOOK] A Nail Through the Heart Timothy Hallinan ↠ 7 review characters Å eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Timothy Hallinan Poke Rafferty's first adventure has so much crammed into it that when I saw the page count on Goodreads I listened to the audio book I couldn't

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A Nail Through the Heart characters À eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB T But trouble in the guise of good intentions comes calling just when everything is beginning to work out Poke agrees to take in Superman Miaow's troubled and terrifying friend from the gutter Then he agrees to help locate a distraught Aussie woman's missing uncle an. It s interesting that there aren t mysteries starring travel writers They have far ualifications than most literary amateur detectives they re experienced travelers know how to get around in foreign places perhaps know the language and customs dip in and out of cultures and can get the locals to talk to themPoke Rafferty the somewhat tarnished protagonist of A Nail Through the Heart is all this He s also an expat busily putting down roots in Bangkok Since in novels Bangkok is seediness made concrete it s little wonder Poke gets sucked into all manner of bad behaviorTwo women grease the skids for Poke s slide into the demimonde an Australian searching for her beloved disappeared uncle and a disturbing old woman looking for an envelope that s been stolen from her Each promises some amount of money to the perpetually broke Poke with the inevitable caveat that he survives long enough to spend it Our Hero then plunges into two cases that would you believe it are dirtier and complicated than they seemedPoke has all the makings of a sad sack detective but isn t He was reasonably competent in his previous vocation his Looking for Trouble in series sold well and prepared him for his new line of work has a loving makeshift family in Rose a former bar dancer and Miaow a street urchin he s trying to adopt and is able to maintain normal human relationships both personal and professional without becoming an addict or otherwise wallowing in dysfunction All this makes him better than average company as he leads us through many of the less tourist friendly parts of Bangkok on his clients business While he can fire off a uip or two when needed he s not prone to the relentless wiseassery that s made other stories like this a chore to get throughWhile a couple of the main secondary characters are types most are provided with actual personalities motives and behaviors that effectively portray the characters inner humanity Rose Miaow and Superman a street kid Miaow guilts Poke into trying to save are especially effective the author is good at portraying the outward presentation of internal traumaI came to this book the first in a series via the author s Junior Bender series which is lighter in tone but otherwise bears a family resemblance They share the same solid character building the deft descriptions that sketch rather than paint and a steady hand with keeping the multiple A and B plots going without dropping too many balls Junior narrates his own stories while Nail is told in third person POV providing room to let the narrative roam The cases generally make sense and come to sensible organic ends There s violence some rather icky but mostly offstage child pornography and the historical pornography of the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia subjects far weightier than those Junior has to grapple withAny book series portraying crime in Thailand has to deal with a large Asian elephant in the room John Burdett s Sonchai Jitpleecheep series featuring a Thai police detective adrift in a riotously corrupt Bangkok Nail is nothing like Burdett s novels in either tone or outlook You can decide for yourself whether that s good or badWith all this goodness where s the fifth star Poke is much capable with the rough stuff than we have any explanation to support He also seems to get around and fit in easily than I d expect for someone in his position there s little of the feeling of otherness that plays such a major role in Jitpleecheep s mindset and colors his relations with the farang The motives of the two major villains are largely unexplored something that stands out because most everyone else s motives are clearly portrayed None of this is fatal except to that dead fifth star A Nail Through the Heart is a fast satisfying series debut that introduces an interesting and well rounded lead character in an eually interesting milieu If you like this there are seven waiting for you at the other end The cost of entry is especially low if you re already a Hallinan fan If you re not this is as good a way to discover him as any

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A Nail Through the Heart characters À eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB D accepts a generous payment to find a blackmailing thief No longer gliding carelessly across the surface of a culture he doesn't really understand suddenly Poke is plodding through dark and unfamiliar terrain and everything and everyone he loves is in terrible dange. Having lived in Southeast Asia for over 12 years I have to admit to having some trepidation about reading a book about a white guy named Poke I shouldn t have worried Hallinan offers up a marvelous blend of noir thriller ethnographic study and a complex romance I can honestly say I was engaged every minute of the 10 hoursHis portrait of Bangkok s seamy underbelly is spot on And yet he takes the reader through it with enough of a detached eye to focus us on the central mystery His main character is an brilliantly flawed engaging and open man who draws the reader in and doesn t let goThe story takes a serious journey into the world of child prostitution abuse and pornography and the devastation it leaves behind in the lives it s touched It also takes a haunting trip into the horrors of the Cambodia of the Khmer Rouge Hallinan wraps it up in a web of police corruption Buddhist mysticism and the jaded expat s view of BangkokThis book is not for the faint of heart Some of it is extremely gritty But it is not sensational in its approach and well worth the listening time and the credit

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A Nail Through the Heart characters À eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Poke Rafferty was writing offbeat travel guides for the young and terminally bored when Bangkok stole his heart Now the American expat is assembling a new family with Rose the former go go dancer he wants to marry and Miaow the tiny streetwise urchin he wants to adop. I don t usually write reviews here just list my books and get suggestions But this book really touched me right time place whatever The main character in Timothy Hallinan s A Nail Through the Heart tells this story to an abused streed kid I hate to give advice so I ll tell you a story instead It s a Tibetan Buddhist story A young monk goes to the wisest man he knows the abbot of his temple and asks the same uestion you ve just asked Why is the world so hard and sharp Why does it have to hurt my feet And instead of answering the abbot asks the kid whether it would be better if the world were covered with leather Okay so the young monk says sure it would It d be a lot better And the abbot asks the kid whether he knows how to cover the world with leather and the kid says no of course he doesn t because he s a smart kid a realistic kid There s no way he can cover the world with leather Fine says the abbot can you cover your feet with leather Although the saying this is based on and was written before I was born it made no impression on me till today In the context of this novel it seems so absolutely significant and clear that I wanted to post it for everyone to see In the novel the main character goes on to explain we re going to get you into a school you re going to hate it sometimes but you re going to stay there because you belong there Nobody s giving you anything You ll earn it And if you screw up you know what There s not going to be a net You re just going to fall We can help you but only if you want it If you don t want it badly enough to pay for it there s nothing anybody can do

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  • A Nail Through the Heart
  • Timothy Hallinan
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  • 08 July 2018
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