Next Chapter publishes three Tom Vater novels in one volume

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My publisher Next Chapter has released yet another blockbuster anthology of three of my novels thrown together as The Edge of Darkness. This collection includes my first novel, The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, my most recent novel, The Green Panthers and the first part of my acclaimed Detective Maier series, The Cambodian Book of the Dead.

A collection of three thrillers, now available in one volume!

The Cambodian Book Of The Dead: German detective Maier travels to Cambodia in search of the heir to a Hamburg coffee empire, but his investigation takes him on a dark and dangerous journey through the country’s troubled past. Along the way, Maier encounters a cast of characters, including a mysterious scarred woman with a frightening past, a Khmer Rouge general, an expat gangster, and a group of teenage girl assassins. As he delves deeper into the investigation, Maier is led to the White Spider, a Nazi war criminal who has taken refuge in an ancient Khmer temple deep in the Cambodian jungle. Captured and imprisoned by the White Spider, Maier must confront the horrors of the past and write the biography of a mass murderer, or face his own death.

The Devil’s Road To Kathmandu: In 1976, Dan, Fred, Tim, and Thierry embarked on a journey along the hippie trail from London to Kathmandu. But after a drug deal gone wrong, they barely escaped with their lives. Years later, the remaining three friends receive mysterious emails inviting them to Kathmandu to collect their share of the money. They reunite, but soon find themselves entangled in a web of kidnapping and murder, spanning across the Himalayas. With the help of Dan’s backpacking son, a tattooed lady, and a Buddhist angel, the ageing hippies confront their past and try to solve a 25-year-old mystery. As they venture amongst the Himalayan peaks, they are led towards a climactic showdown with their dark and dangerous history.

The Green Panthers: The Green Panthers are a multi-national underground army sponsored by private entities, whose mission is to hold corporate polluters accountable. During the attempted rescue of a snow leopard in Siberia, they stumble upon Project SILEO, a plot by millionaires to abandon a dying planet due to climate change and pollution. However, the Panthers soon realize that SILEO hides an even greater threat to humanity. As they race against time to stop the Slow King’s apocalyptic ambitions, which span from Britain to Thailand and the private space station Stella Blue, riots and unrest take hold worldwide. In a future world where everything is for sale, The Green Panthers explores themes of systemic corruption, capitalism, space exploration, and climate change, as well as the courage and nature of friendship.

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