Friends and neighbors,
The e-book edition of THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW, Inspector Tay #4, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
Publication day for the e-book edition is August 2. I don’t have an availability date for the paperback edition yet, but it ought to be close to the same date or very shortly after.
Here’s a little preview of the jacket copy for THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW…
Singapore is a good house in a bad neighborhood.
Three hundred million Muslims live in Indonesia and Malaysia completely surrounding the barely five million people living in the secular city-state. Islamic terrorism in Asia may not get much attention in America or Europe, but it gets plenty in Singapore.
They’ve been hit once already. Not long ago, coordinated truck bombs laid waste to three American hotels in Singapore. Thousands were killed and injured. And everyone knows it’s just a matter of time before Singapore gets hit again.
Abu Suparman is the messianic leader of a radical group of Indonesian Muslims fighting for ISIS in Southeast Asia. Most people think Suparman was personally responsible for the Singapore hotel bombings. When Singapore receives a tip that Suparman is slipping into the country to meet a sister having cancer surgery, Inspector Samuel Tay gets the job of finding him before something nasty happens.
It seems at first to be a straightforward assignment. Tay is given two officers to work with him: his own sergeant, Robbie Kang, and Sergeant Lydia Lee, a capable officer with whom Tay once has a disastrous and blessedly brief personal relationship. All they have to do is keep the sister under surveillance until she leads them to Suparman, right?
But things go bad. Really bad.
The surveillance turns into a shambles, people die, and Suparman vanishes. Tay’s only clue to what really happened that rainy night on Serangoon Road where everything went down is a girl he briefly glimpsed watching it all from a building next door.
Tay’s quest for the girl in the window takes him on a terrifying journey into a no man’s land where there are secrets so big governments will kill to protect them. With the help of John August, a shadowy American with murky connections, Tay battles governments determined to bury the truth in order to unmask the politicians using their power and position to hide their own crimes.
Tay knows exactly how to do that.
If he can just stay alive long enough.
For at least a few months, THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW will only be available at Amazon US, Amazon UK, and most other Amazon stores worldwide. I apologize to all of you who prefer to buy your books from Apple or Kobo or perhaps the Nook store, but there are a lot of commercial reasons too boring to explain here as to why there is a modest advantage to me in offering at least the initial release exclusively through Amazon. And without any marketing support from a major publisher, I need every advantage I can scrape up to get the book in front of as many readers as possible.
If you’re a fan of Sam Tay’s, I think you will enjoy THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW. It’s got a couple of surprises for you…