A Lotus for Miss Quon #(2020)
- Title: A Lotus for Miss Quon
- Author: James Hadley Chase
- ISBN: 9780586025604
- Page: 331
- Format: None
When Steve Jaffe discovered two million dollars worth of diamonds hidden in the wall of his villa in Saigon, he had no intention of giving up the loot All he had to do was organize an exit visa and leave, until his houseboy threatened to go to the police Jaffe had only meant to stop him, but instead he finds himself a felon with murder on his hands With little chance toWhen Steve Jaffe discovered two million dollars worth of diamonds hidden in the wall of his villa in Saigon, he had no intention of giving up the loot All he had to do was organize an exit visa and leave, until his houseboy threatened to go to the police Jaffe had only meant to stop him, but instead he finds himself a felon with murder on his hands With little chance to keep his secret, Jaffe becomes a man on the run, and the only person he can trust is a beautiful woman who is prepared to do anything to save him.
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The winner certainly takes it all here Jaffe, rapacious and ruthless ensures that the diamonds he inadvertently finds in Vietnam, are his and follow him back to USA The dead bodies pile up because of his discovery, including at least three people that he kills himself Oh how his mistress, Miss Quon suffers since she genuinely loves him One shudders just imagining the horrific tortures she is subjected to by the Security Police But she protects Jaffe till she breathes her last Incidentally in thi [...]
Another brilliant book from James Hadley Chase What a filmy ending At the point when Steve Jaffe found two million dollars worth of jewels covered up in the mass of his manor in Saigon, he had no aim of surrendering the plunder All he needed to do was arrange a leave visa and leave, until his houseboy undermined to go to the police Jaffe had just intended to stop him, yet rather he gets himself a criminal with kill staring him in the face With minimal opportunity to keep his mystery, Jaffe turns [...]
The description of the plot is too long and uneventable, but it keeps you reading faster right till the end I can t say i was astonished, but it s a good book to pass the evening and a very realistic one Police can t be trusted people can t be trusted Diamonds are for ever and people will never probably stop dying, murdering and betraying for them and for money, killing their souls and the sense of further life It s a pity the main hero escaped and it was not shown right till the end how miserab [...]
It s 1961 in Saigon The Viet Cong are causing havoc at police checkpoints Generals who are running the country are getting blown up Americans and Europeans are still in town doing business Steve Jaffe is such a businessman He has a villa and servants and a mistress he found in a dancehall So what happens one day when he tries to hang a painting and finds that there is a cache of diamonds hidden in the wall His butler points out that, before the General was blown to bits, this was the home of the [...]
I found my copy, quite appropriately in a back alley Rangoon bookshop Hilarious that the cover depicts a platinum blonde when of course Miss Quon is a Vietnamese bar dancer.As far as hard boiled pulp fiction goes, James Hadley Chase is a top notch writer who deserves greater recognition This novel is a fully engaging thriller, in which one bad move leads to another, with increasingly horrific results Surprisingly for this genre and this era, not only does the author not stoop to goofy Asian ster [...]
Just a little bit slow to get going but when it does it s another thriller mystery from the maestro JHC, after discovering two millions of diamonds in the wall of his saigon villa, he has no intention of giving them to authorities All he had to do was get a visa to leave until his houseboy gets in the way Jaffe had only meant to stop him but instead finds he s a felon for murder With little chance to keep his secret he goes on the run and the only person who can save him is his beautiful woman b [...]
The beginning of this book was very boring but it picked up towards the end.Jaffe finds 2million worth of diamonds in his house and wants to keep it but his houseboy Hann wants him to report to the police In a tussle, Jaffe accidentaly kills Hann.He turns to his mistress Nhan for help Nhan goes to Blackie the owner of the club where she works.Blackie will organize a fake passport and a way to leave the country.
An engrossing page turner Story based in Vietnam unlike many of Chase s works which are based in US, UK or Europe Surprised to find a funny disclaimer at the beginning.Greed certainly isn t good and leads to death and destruction all around but not to the protagonist A sad ended tale nevertheless.
another brilliant book from James Hadley Chase this one in Vietnam where American expat Steve Jaffe has found some diamonds in his house and plans a getaway with his Vietnamese mistress Rollicking fast thriller typical of James Hadley Chase.
I love most of JHC s novels, but this is defifitely the best of them I ve read Love the suspense and just cant have enough of this novel Wher can I get a copy My email, vdubous gmail
absolute filmy stuff
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