Opium of the Flesh
John Field was a cynical expatriate who dabbled in business, journalism, drink-and the sleazy import/export markets of the teeming city of Bangkok.
It is a world of cheap sex and easy drugs, casual murder and vicious intrigue: a world where disease, decay and death are as natural as life.
In such a setting, one more killing would not normally bother Field. But the gory death of his ex-lover and her husband drags him into an opium-drenched political nightmare from which there seems to be no escape…
The Paradise Eater
Is the exotic, high-tension novel of sex, drugs, political intrigue and brutal adventure that lays bare every screaming nerve of the Far East’s terrifying underworld.
‘In his own literate way, Saul has done for Bangkok something of what Raymond Chandler did for hardboiled Los Angeles’ Publishers Weekly
‘So well written you can feel, hear and smell the city’ Mail on Sunday
‘Different and sinister’ The Times
Paperback, 318 pages. First edition thus. In very good preloved condition with the exception of light creasing to the spine and slight fading in narrow band along left side of cover (see photo). Has book stamp on first page.