$400,000,000 is in the wind, ten tons of cash money, the result of a bungled CIA operation to grab all the foreign currency from the Bank of Vietnam when the Americans fled Saigon in 1975.
A few decades later, the word on the street is that all that money somehow ended up in Bangkok and a downwardly mobile lawyer from California named Eddie Dare is the only guy left alive who might still have a shot at finding it.
Eddie knows nothing about the missing money. At least, he doesn’t think he does. But so many people claim he’s got an inside track on finding it that he and an old marine buddy named Winnebago Jones decide to head for Bangkok anyway and do a little treasure hunting. What do they have to lose, huh?
Their lives, as it turns out. When they plunge into the jagged netherworld of modern-day Thailand, it doesn’t take long for things to get really weird.
From the Big Apple, to the Big Orange, to the Big Mango. You have to admit it has a kind of nutty logic to it. Bangkok is about as far from California as Eddie can go without sailing completely over the edge of the world, although at times he wonders if that isn’t exactly what he has done.
"There’s no room for improvement. THE BIG MANGO is as good as it gets." -- The Bangkok Post
JAKE NEEDHAM is an American screen and television writer who started writing crime novels when he realized he really didn't like movies and television all that much. Since then, he has published twelve popular international crime novels in two different series: The Inspector Samuel Tay Novels and The Jack Shepherd Novels.
Jake, his wife, and their two sons divide their lives between their homes in the United States and Thailand. You can learn more about both him and the books he has published at JakeNeedhamNovels.com.