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Kingdom of Make-believe

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A New York publisher who once served in Thailand during the Vietnam War receives a plea for help from his late brother's Thai widow. When he returns to Thailand after 20 years he finds that the nostalgic portrait he carried of Thailand Past bears little resemblance to reality, and he begins to uncover deception, danger and death.

Scenes in the novel range from Manhattan's Greenwich Village to a typhoon-ravaged Hong Kong to Thailand's notorious nightlife and warlord betrayals inside the Golden Triangle. A gripping mystery and exotic thriller, it is also the story of a man coming to terms with reality and with himself.

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Paperback Editions

July 1999 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Kingdom of Make-believe: A Novel of Thailand
Author(s): Dean Barrett
ISBN: 0-9661899-0-6 / 978-0-9661899-0-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Village East Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Kingdom of Make-Believe
Author(s): Dean Barrett
Publisher: Village East Books
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