Serpentine Author:Thomas Thompson (Book Club Edition) — Serpentine is a true story of enormous power and impact. It is that rare book, the kind that seizes one's attention in the opening paragraph and dominates a reader's life until the shattering conclusion-and long thereafter. — With the same blending of style and suspense that marked Blood and Money, his enormously popular acco... more »unt of murder and passion in Texas society, Thomas Thompson now tells the story of a sinister and mesmerizing young man named Charles Sobhraj, who swept back and forth across half the world, leaving in his wake a trail of blood and horror and baffling mystery. It was to become one of the most bizarre series of crimes in modern history, one that engaged the police of a dozen nations, from the boulevards of Paris to the slopes of Mount Everest to the underbellies of Bangkok and Hong Kong.
But Mr. Thompson has written more than a riveting narrative of murder and manhunt; he has traced the lives of a killer and his victims, showing how destiny entwined and ensnared them. The story will chill you. It will make you wonder whether fate is a capricious puppeteer, whether an agent of death is waiting around the next bend in the road.
Compelling, exotic, glamorous, frightening-Serpentine is unforgettable.« less