Serpentine: The True Story of a Serial Killer's Reign of Terror from Europe to South Asia by Thomas Thompson

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Serpentine: The True Story of a Serial Killer's Reign of Terror from Europe to South Asia

'“The most bizarre true-crime narrative since the Manson story Helter Skelter.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Riveting.” —Chicago Sun-Times   “This pounding [true] story of larceny and murder from Hong Kong to Paris . . . should hold readers . . . in coils of intrigue, twists of coincidence.” —Time   “Shocking impact . . . [Serpentine] marks Thompson as one of the finest non-fiction writers of the decade.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “A prodigious feat . . . A parade of loves and furies, cultures and countercultures . . . Its shocking message will have a resounding effect for years to come.” —Los Angeles Times   “A massive unraveling of one of modern history’s most nefarious drug and rob men . . . Thompson is a dogged reporter and a tireless detective and, most of all, a keen observer of human nature.” —Houston Chronicle   “Overwhelming . . . Monumental . . . The best yet by a master journalist.” —Los Angeles Herald Examiner   “Compulsive reading . . . Alive . . . [Serpentine] unravels like fiction, but afterward haunts the reader like the document it is.” —The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)   “Riveting . . . A writer of tremendous power and achievement . . . [Serpentine] is first-rate storytelling.” —Detroit Free Press   “A stunning successor to Blood and Money . . . undeniably impressive.” —St. Louis Globe-Democrat   “Polished, intricate, fast-moving, superb . . . Sobhraj has the cobralike appeal, the mesmerizing attraction . . . of the truly evil. His magnetism is almost impossible to resist.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution   “Tempestuous and bizarre with enough sex and betrayal and intrigue to fill the darkest scenario . . . proof-positive that truth is stranger than fiction.” —Nashville Banner   “[Thompson’s] evocation of the exotic locales . . . and his descriptions of the operations of criminal justice systems on the other side of the world are among the virtues of Serpentine.” —The New York Times Book Review   “Sensational . . . Astonishing . . . Fascinating.” —Publishers Weekly   “[A] true crime tale of epic proportions.” —Library Journal   “Breathtaking . . . Sizzling . . . Thompson moves from bloody murder in Texas to a one-man tidal wave of blood sweeping across Asia, telling his story with the same focus and intensity—and even more horrific detail.” —Kirkus Reviews'
'“The most bizarre true-crime narrative since the Manson story Helter Skelter.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Riveting.” —Chicago Sun-Times   “This pounding [true] story of larceny and murder from Hong Kong to Paris . . . should hold readers . . . in coils of intrigue, twists of coincidence.” —Time   “Shocking impact . . . [Serpentine] marks Thompson as one of the finest non-fiction writers of the decade.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “A prodigious feat . . . A parade of loves and furies, cultures and countercultures . . . Its shocking message will have a resounding effect for years to come.” —Los Angeles Times   “A massive unraveling of one of modern history’s most nefarious drug and rob men . . . Thompson is a dogged reporter and a tireless detective and, most of all, a keen observer of human nature.” —Houston Chronicle   “Overwhelming . . . Monumental . . . The best yet by a master journalist.” —Los Angeles Herald Examiner   “Compulsive reading . . . Alive . . . [Serpentine] unravels like fiction, but afterward haunts the reader like the document it is.” —The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)   “Riveting . . . A writer of tremendous power and achievement . . . [Serpentine] is first-rate storytelling.” —Detroit Free Press   “A stunning successor to Blood and Money . . . undeniably impressive.” —St. Louis Globe-Democrat   “Polished, intricate, fast-moving, superb . . . Sobhraj has the cobralike appeal, the mesmerizing attraction . . . of the truly evil. His magnetism is almost impossible to resist.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution   “Tempestuous and bizarre with enough sex and betrayal and intrigue to fill the darkest scenario . . . proof-positive that truth is stranger than fiction.” —Nashville Banner   “[Thompson’s] evocation of the exotic locales . . . and his descriptions of the operations of criminal justice systems on the other side of the world are among the virtues of Serpentine.” —The New York Times Book Review   “Sensational . . . Astonishing . . . Fascinating.” —Publishers Weekly   “[A] true crime tale of epic proportions.” —Library Journal   “Breathtaking . . . Sizzling . . . Thompson moves from bloody murder in Texas to a one-man tidal wave of blood sweeping across Asia, telling his story with the same focus and intensity—and even more horrific detail.” —Kirkus Reviews'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781504043274 Pages: 568