The Half-child by Angela Savage

By Angela Savage

Jayne Keeney is a fiesty thirty-something inner most investigator who has been dwelling in Bangkok for a few years. She has been employed to enquire the alleged suicide of a tender Australian lady in a seedy Thai coastal city. Maryanne Delbeck used to be satisfied and risk free, her father refuses to think she took her personal existence. Jayne immerses herself within the case, navigating the backstreet international of Thai ladyboys, priests, strippers, expats and corrupt officers. Maryanne's demise isn't the merely secret looking forward to Jayne between Pattaya's neon symptoms and go-go bars. whereas operating undercover on the orphanage the place Maryanne volunteered, Jayne discovers anything way more sinister. Now her existence is at risk, her case remains to be unsolved and she or he slightly has meal time along with her good-looking new love curiosity, Rajiv. With love and demise either circling, Jayne now has circumstances to crack and extremely little time to do it. First brought in Angela Savage's unforgettable debut, at the back of the evening Bazaar, gutsy inner most investigator Jayne Keeney returns within the Half-Child. 'Clever and humorous, The Half-Child is filled with clashing cultures and a wealthy feel of place.' Kerry Greenwood

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It will be very important,’ the old man said. ’ He paused to clear his throat and Rajiv acted quickly to fend off an impending lecture about the myriad misfortunes, acts of God and other catastrophes that had the potential to destroy Uncle’s businesses and those run by his extended family members, friends and associates in Thailand. ‘Rest assured, Uncle, I have followed your instructions to the letter. Your reminder call is always appreciated. I will see you later. ’ He hung up before the old man could rabbit on further and headed for the river.

Rajiv winked at Jayne. ’ she asked as she paid for the book. ‘I try to read a bit of everything to build my general knowledge. ’ That smile again. Jayne looked once more at the letters on his business card. Rajiv Patel was becoming increasingly attractive. She decided to take a chance. ’ They looked at each other, both surprised. ‘Though the coffee around here is not so good,’ Rajiv added. ’ Jayne said. ’ Since then they’d gone on several dates. At least Jayne assumed that’s what they were. She’d almost forgotten what it was like to be romanced, so much so that spending quality time in the company of a straight man whilst not getting laid messed with her sense of equilibrium.

She pushed a few buttons. ’ She stubbed out her barely smoked cigarette, drained her glass and rose to her feet. ’ Max was disappointed. ’ She took two hundred baht from her wallet, ignored his attempts to give it back, and placed it under the ashtray. ‘Besides, I have a date,’ she said. ’ In the time he’d known her, Max had never heard Jayne talk of a date. He knew she had flings, but it wasn’t the same thing. ‘Oh my god, no wonder you’re looking so well. You can’t go now. You’ve got to tell me all about it.

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