For more than a decade, the intrepid Warren Olson trawled the mean streets of Bangkok and the lesser-known corners of the Land of Smiles. His brief? To uncover unsavoury truths about Thai bargirl lovers, philandering spouses, insurance fraud and scam artists of various stripes. He was a private eye prying into nooks and crannies few dared to explore and, along the way, he uncovered fascinating secrets of Thais and foreigners engaged in no good.
This volume—the follow-up to Olson’s bestselling Confessions of a Bangkok Private Eye—serves up more juicy portions of what goes on under the veneer in Thailand and includes stories deemed too hot to include in the first book for fear of repercussions. It also includes recent cases, where state-of-the-art surveillance devices and other advances in the dark arts of private investigation have made it easier to uncover dirt deep below the surface. This is a book that reads like exciting fiction, with one big difference: every story is true. Only the names and related identifying details have been changed to protect the innocent along with the guilty. These chronicles of a decade lived dangerously in the Land of Crooked Smiles will, by turns, entertain, shock, inflame and inform you.
About the author
For more than a decade, private detective Warren Olson worked the bars and back alleys of Bangkok. Fluent in Thai and Khamen, he was able to go where other private eyes feared to tread. Although Olson has since retired from the PI scene and has returned to his native New Zealand, the company he founded in Bangkok, Thai Private Eye, is still open for business (www.thaiprivateeye.com). Olson, who holds a Masters in Strategic Studies, is the co-author of Confessions of a Bangkok Private Eye, his first collection of case files from Thailand.
Category Nonfiction / True Crime