#BlogTour #BookReview for The Monsoon Ghost Image by Tom Vater @rararesources @tomvater #TheMonsoonGhostImage

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Dirty Pictures, Secret Wars And Human Beasts – Detective Maier Is Back To Investigate The Politics Of Murder

The third Detective Maier mystery is a taut and crazy spy thriller for our disturbing times.

When award-winning German conflict photographer Martin Ritter disappears in a boating accident in Thailand, the nation mourns the loss of a cultural icon. But a few weeks later, Detective Maier’s agency in Hamburg gets a call from Ritter’s wife. Her husband has been seen alive on the streets of Bangkok. Maier decides to travel to Thailand to find Ritter. But all he finds is trouble and a photograph.

As soon as Maier puts his hands on the Monsoon Ghost Image, the detective turns from hunter to hunted – the CIA, international business interests, a doctor with a penchant for mutilation and a woman who calls herself the Wicked Witch of the East all want to get their fingers on Martin Ritter’s most important piece of work – visual proof of a post 9/11 CIA rendition and the torture of a suspected Muslim terrorist on Thai soil. From the concrete canyons of the Thai capital to the savage jungles and hedonist party islands of southern Thailand, Maier and his sidekick Mikhail race against formidable foes to discover some of our darkest truths and to save their lives into the bargain.



I enjoyed the pace for this one, it flowed very well and was a good noir spy thriller!

I thought that the plot was entertaining and I enjoyed reading the story.  There was some good characterisation and I would definitely be looking to read more by this author, I love reading books by new authors to me as well as catching up with old favourites.

I didn’t realise that this book was the third in the series when I got my copy, I haven’t read any of the other books in the series I would say that it reads fine as a stand alone.  There are a few references to things that happened in previous books and the author does a good job of making sure you know what happened in the past.

3.5 stars from me rounded up to 4 stars for Goodreads and Amazon – I really enjoyed it – highly recommended!

Purchase Link

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Monsoon-Ghost-Image-Detective-Mystery-ebook/dp/B07K325BSV




the monsoon ghost image - assignment2Tom Vater has published four crime novels and is the co-owner of Crime Wave Press, a Hong Kong based crime fiction imprint. He writes for many publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, CNN and The Nikkei Asian Review. He is a best-selling non-fiction writer and co-author of the highly acclaimed Sacred Skin (www.sacredskinthailand.com).

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