FRANK HURST

The Golden Triangle Trilogy

In his Golden Triangle Trilogy, Frank Hurst takes us into the treacherous and often violent world of late twentieth century global drugs smuggling. The stories follow the adventures of British intelligence officer Mike Rawlin as he struggles to capture Bartholomew Vanderpool, a dangerous and cruel international heroin trafficker. The books possess a unique authenticity, effortlessly steering the reader behind the scenes, including a fascinating and exhilarating journey from the steamy opium jungles of South East Asia to the chilly corridors of power in London where deception and conspiracy loom at every turn. The first tale in the series The Postmistress of Nong Khai sees Rawlin, a much-respected agent of the Crown, fall for his bewitching informant, setting him on a path that could wreck his investigation and destroy his life. A spellbinding read about an officer on the edge – the edge of self-indulgence, the edge of legality and the edge of loyalty. In the second novel, The Chiang Mai Assignment, after a period of enforced confinement and against the advice of many of his fellow officers, Rawlin is dispatched to the mountains and sweltering forests of northern Thailand. Here he accepts an offer from MI6 to help him trap his long-time adversary. But all is not what it seems and he finds himself locked into a three-way struggle from which there can only be one victor. The final tale of the trilogy, Mekong Dragon, sees a reversal of roles as Mike Rawlin becomes the prey rather than the huntsman. When his nemesis decides to retaliate, Rawlin’s survival depends as much on his courage and ingenuity as on the loyalty of others. Passion, intrigue and duplicity provide a heady mix in these vivid stories woven together with an authenticity and knowledge of the international drugs scene few, if any, can match.

The Postmistress of Nong Khai
Mike Rawlin, an ambitious Customs Intelligence officer, is posted to the British Embassy in Bangkok, where he is tasked with infiltrating a dangerous band of drug smugglers in the infamous and remote Golden Triangle. Passion, deception and intrigue provide a heady mix in this fast-paced crime thriller set in London and Thailand. A highly entertaining read, The Postmistress of Nong Khai is full of fascinating and elusive characters and will appeal to readers who enjoy being kept guessing until the very end.

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The Chiang Mai Assignment
When MI6 offer to help Customs trap an international drugs smuggler all is not what it seems… In his long-awaited sequel to the acclaimed The Postmistress of Nong Khai, Frank Hurst takes us on an exhilarating and fascinating journey through the dangerous opium jungles of the Golden Triangle and the corridors of power in London where deception and conspiracy loom large at every turn.

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Mekong Dragon
When the hunter becomes the hunted… When intelligence officer Mike Rawlin becomes the assassination target of an international drugs smuggler his world descends into chaos … In the much-anticipated final story of the Golden Triangle Trilogy, Frank Hurst provides another spell-binding trip into the world of international crime and the steamy jungles of South East Asia. Brimming with secrets, romance, rivalry and deception, this is an epic story in its own right.

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