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Paul Brazill interviews The Man with the Golden Mind

Crime writer Paul Brazill interviews me about my current crime fiction projects including the republication of my 1960s CIA thriller The Man with the Golden Mind, featuring former war correspondent turned Detective Maier. The second Maier mystery is currently published by Crime Wave Press in ebook format. Julia Rendel asks Maier to investigate the twenty-five […]

Return to Bokor Mountain, Cambodia

   I’ve just been back to Bokor Hill Sation, one of Cambodia‘s most beautiful and haunted spots. Rising a thousand meter above the kingdom’s southeastern coast, Bokor has been developed three times. In the 1920s, the French cleared some of the jungle on the way up, built a road with the help of 9000 kulis […]

The Most Secret Place On Earth – The CIA’s Covert War in Laos

Marc Eberle’s documentary feature The Most Secret Place On Earth – The CIA’s Covert War in Laos had its successful premiere at the Leipzig Documentary Festival in October 2007. Screenplay by Marc Eberle & Tom Vater

From the Archives: The Bokor Palace, Cambodia – Asia’s Spookiest Building?

Tom Vater visits the spooky Bokor Palace Casino – Cambodia’s equivalent of the Overlook Hotel – and finds that the country’s crumbling colonial heritage is haunted by the ghosts of war.