Bewitching Smile, second in the Land of Smiles Trilogy, is reminiscent
of A Passage to India in the creation of a kind of psychological
DMZ, another Shangri-la with its own epiphanies and perils. The toughsensitive
characterization, and the sharp, often aphoristic dialogue, and the
irony, combine to create a powerful drama.
this sequel to A Killing Smile, Richard Breach who is a magician, mystic
and world-class card player teaches English in Bangkok. Crosby, his
former student, has found an assignment for Breach’s talents: a rescue
mission. Snow is held hostage in a hill tribe village in the North of
Thai-land. Snow’s plan to become Lahu godman has failed and his life
is at risk. Breach has a reason of his own—a dying friend in English
has requested a set of ritual shaman’s.
novels are breaking new ground in fictional writing about Thailand.
. . . He writes with gentle humor and a sensitive understanding of
what it is to be lost.”