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BANGKOK LAWS is Hansen s best effort to date. It is white knuckle page turner of a novel that keeps you glued to the page and with paper cuts on your fingers. If this is the first book that you read in the series, you will not be disappointed. Hansen masterfully weaves the elements of suspense, sexual tension, retaliation and horror so well that you are unaware that a few hours have past and your done with the book. Bryson Coventry is one of the best characters in modern thriller/detective fiction in the last five years --Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine

The best part of Hansen s writing is that I get dropped into the depths of the story within two or three pages. As with most of the series, I started and finished this book in one sitting. I whole-heartedly recommend reading Bangkok Laws. It is great, whether or not a person has read the other LAWS books --In the LIbrary Reviews

Highly recommended as a tale you will have to finish once you begin to read. Talented author Jim Michael Hansen has woven a fascinating plot from several subplots to satisfy even the pickiest thriller fan. Action aplenty with false trails and red herrings to draw the reader into dead ends and keep us trying to out guess the villains who do what they do sooo well. A book guaranteed to hold your attention and provide you with reading satisfaction. Enjoy. I sure did. (But a warning to the girls, don't travel to Bangkok unescorted --New Mystery Reader Magazine

About the Author

Jim Michael Hansen, a Colorado attorney, is the author of the Laws thrillers featuring Denver homicide detective Bryson Coventry. The series includes Night Laws, Shadow Laws, Fatal Laws, Deadly Laws, Bangkok Laws, Immortal Laws, Voodoo Laws, Ancient Laws and Hong Kong Laws, with more in progress. The books are standalone thrillers. They can be read in any order.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 425 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Sky Publishing, Inc. (March 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976924315
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976924319
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #199,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jim Michael Hansen is a trial attorney and thriller author living in Denver. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and has written over 20 novels, some of which are under his own name and many of which are under a pen name. He is traditionally published and many of his thrillers are have been produced by some of the finest voice talents as audiobooks.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Frank Blank on November 12, 2010
Format: Paperback
The book is awful. A couple quick quotes:
Snap.
Snap.
Snap.
____and
Bang.
Bang.
Bang.

Great writing, huh? The book is filled with these vapid one two four word
paragraphs.

A dictum: show don't tell. Almost all the big moments in the book are told not shown. Including the entire ending.

And the book reads as if the author is rubbing himself all the way through. Even with that, the "sex crimes" featured as the book's reason for being are not imagined, they're derived from images of "bukake" scattered around on the internet.

And more: every woman in the book is either "hot" or "very hot." There is zero character development, even the hero has only four unchanging traits: he's a wise-ass, he's a sponge, he's a p-hound, and he's a permissive boss, a head of homicide who let's his sassy female partner do and say whatever she wants. One of the institutions featured in the book is a law firm. Unfortunately, we get no sense of the place. Even more striking, the hero's a cop, but there is absolutely no sense of a police department anywhere.

And, the ending, told not shown, makes no sense. The info is supposedly gleaned from the main murderer's computer -- but the guy explicitly said that he had made no such record. And beyond senseless and stupid, the ending is boring.

I got through the whole thing by skipping 75 percent of the one sentence paragraphs once I realized that they were almost always redundant. I mean, one of those sequences was fourteen sentences long.
It went on.
And on.
With a vengeance.
Hump.
Lumber.
Slog.
Onward ever onward.
No quitting.
Not today.
Not tomorrow.
Never.
Ugh.
A wretched novel.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Shirley Priscilla Johnson TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 15, 2008
Format: Paperback
Twenty-five year old Page Alexander's life was about to change,although she would have never dreamed the road she was about to travel would be a nightmare. She had already learned that Denver didn't have many jobs for a newly licensed attorney, so when she was approached by a mysterious woman who wanted to hire her for an even more mysterious job she decided to give it a go, never realizing from that moment on her life would be in danger. As her new boss Jo'Von Deveraux revealed her story of being forced into sexual slavery in Bangkok, and the plot she had conceived to seek her revenge, Page was horrified but still felt drawn to continue.
In the meantime Denver's Detective Bryson Coventry is again up to his neck in missing women and dead bodies that involve the same sinister people that had enslaved Jo'Von.This connection draws our Detective Coventy to our amature detectives, Page and Jo'Von..
The two women, Jo'Von and Page set out on a quest to find the ones behind these kidnappings before another woman is destroyed, never realizing how deep this would take them into horrifying crimes. Will they be too late? This leads them to some very unscrupulous people and the story keeps you scratching your head not knowing are they friend or foe to our young women; just who can they trust? How many near death situations can they encounter? The pace quickens!
I'm not going to reveal a lot about the storyline of this novel. Mainly because to me it is much more complex than any of Mr. Hansen's previous works. Now, understand this is a good thing, because he gives you layer upon layer of mystery, suspicion, suspense and continues to build upon the total insanity and horror of the actual story and players behind the hideous crimes being committed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andra Tracy on March 21, 2008
Format: Paperback
There's no other way to say it, I'm hooked on Bryson Coventry AND the man who brought him to life. Hansen's other characters change with each story and are so full of life and so vivid that unfortunately, I can never put one down until it's finished. This story deals with Bangkok white slavery and a mega law firm As usual, he is working on more than one case and they begin to collide as the body count rises. Naturally it wouodn't be truly Coventry if he didn't have a string of females at his beck and call but maybe Ja'Von will be different and the start of a long romance. No matter how it plays out, Hansen contines to be the best. I can't wait for "Immortal Laws." I'm sure it will just as suspenseful as the others.
Andra Tracy
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Martin on March 28, 2008
Format: Paperback
Each time I get into one of Jim Michael Hansen's books, I feel like I am putting on my old comfortable pair of tennis shoes. The only difference is that my shoes go where I want to go. With the "Bryson Coventry Thrillers," I am never sure where my journey will end.

Bryson Conventry, head of the Denver Homicide Division, is confronted with a killing that should seem cut and dried. A guy stabbed in his bedroom. Bryson figures it should be pretty easy. Instead, it ends up intersecting him with two very interesting women.

The first is Paige Alexander. She is a newly licensed lawyer who is currently working as a waitress. The Denver legal market is turning out to be a bit harder to crack than she thought it would be. But Paige's luck is about to change when she meets the second woman, Ja'Von Deveraux. A beautiful private investigator from San Francisco. Ja'Von wants to hire Paige to help her go after the largest law firm in the city. This law firm had sent the P.I. to Bangkok to do surveillance. Instead, Ja'Von ended up being forced into the sex slave trade. And Ja'Von is sure the firm had something to do with it.

To complicate matters, Bryson is finding himself falling for Ja'Von. The beautiful P.I. is falling for Bryson also, but does not want to tell him the real reason why she is in the city.

Avid readers have their favorite authors and this one has become one of mine. The style of each book is the same, but the plot twists and turns are uniquely different from one another. This is the fifth book in the series and the luster is still there.

Bryson Conventry is just as interesting now as he was in "Night Laws" - Hansen's first book. Especially the women he meets. They just seem to get more beautiful with each new story.
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