Fiction

The Detective Maier Trilogy

“The narrative is fast-paced and the frequent action scenes are convincingly written. The smells and sounds of Cambodia are vividly brought to life, and aficionados of this kind of writing will love the book. “

— Crime Fiction Lover

The Monsoon Ghost Image (2018)

DIRTY PICTURES, SECRET WARS AND HUMAN BEASTS – DETECTIVE MAIER IS BACK TO INVESTIGATE THE POLITICS OF MURDER

This time, under the sure hands of Tom Vater, the dark side of Thailand springs to life in vivid detail. The readers get a birds’ eye view of it all—from the back streets of Bangkok, Thai torture chambers, hedonistic party islands, sea gypsies and a millionaire’s island retreat that masquerades as a modern day Jurassic Park where men with too much money and time on their hands hunt humans instead of dinosaurs as sport.
-Categorically Well Read

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The Man With The Golden Mind (2014)

A GRIPPING THRILLER BASED ON A TRUE STORY, THE CIA’S LARGEST OPERATION IN HISTORY, THE AGENCY’S COVERT WAR IN LAOS IN THE 1960s.

I am again impressed with a Crime Wave Press offering, this one being a Cold War aftermath spy thriller set in a country about which I knew very little: Laos. Tom Vater sets up an intricate and complicated plot which I found it a joy to get lost in and also introduces interesting and believable characters, both male and female. The women in this novel aren’t just eye candy!
— Literary Flits

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Buy the entire Detective Maier Trilogy here.

The Cambodian Book of the Dead (2013)

APOCALYPSE NOW MEETS THE BEACH IN THIS DARK, EXPLOSIVE THRILLER!

“The Cambodian Book of the Dead is a hard boiled crime story wrapped in a surreal meditation on genocide, globalisation and the expatriate condition, by a writer who has acute observations to make on all three subjects.”
— Pulp Curry

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Buy the entire Detective Maier Trilogy here.

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu

“A better backpacker novel than The Beach.”— Bangkok Post

” A gripping and clever tale of sex, crime, love, narcotics and greed, though not necessarily in that order.”— Untamed Travel

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Watch the Trailer for the Spanish edition of The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu here.

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