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Dark Karma

Dark Karma

By (author) Paul Wedel
By (author) Yuangrat Wedel


Publishing 28th Aug 2024
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  • An exciting novel set in the volatile south of Thailand
  • The thrilling sequel to 2022's Beads on a String, ISBN 9786164510487
Full Description

Ploi, a bold and beautiful woman, struggles to expand her casino empire in the patriarchal society of southern Siam. Her obsession with success endangers her marriage and her family. Political change, a deadly epidemic and conflict among Thais, Chinese and Malays roil the region. Ploi needs the help of a violence-prone lover, a Buddhist monk, and a royal official hiding his own secret. Struggling to free herself of karma darkened by misdeeds, Ploi is unaware she is the target of a man obsessed with revenge and backed by a powerful secret society. She must make terrible choices as the plot against her mounts to a violent conclusion.

Written by two experts in Thai history, Dark Karma brings to life a little known time and place. It presents a compelling family saga showing the enduring struggles of the human heart.

The thrilling sequel to 2022’s Beads on a String, ISBN 9786164510487

About the Author

Paul Wedel has spent more than 40 years in Asia as a journalist, teacher, administrator, consultant and writer. Fluent in Thai, he also speaks Indonesian and Lao. He has written extensively on Thai politics, the Thai monarchy, the language of newspapers and business as well as social and political change throughout the region. His published books include Beads on a String: A Novel of Southern Siam, Radical Thought, Thai Mind: A History of Revolutionary Ideology in a Traditional Society, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, A Life’s Work: Thailand’s Monarchy in Perspective and English by Newspaper.

River Books
Publish date
28th Aug 2024
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
5.59 in x 8.27 in
408 Pages
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