A side effect of Vietnam’s stratospheric economic growth has been a burgeoning erotic industry catering to locals and tourists.
In his fifth Undercover title, author Ewe Paik Leong investigates the gritty underbelly of Saigon. He chats with bargirls in Bui Vien Street, navigates dark alleys in Little Japan, slurps coffee in ‘hugging cafés’ and swigs whiskey in nightclubs with mamasans, hustlers and goons. Hair-raising stories of sexual exploitation, ruthless betrayals and daring scams emerge.
From Saigon, Ewe travels to Phuket in Thailand, where he explores Patong’s Walking Street, before returning to his hometown of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to unearth nuggets on male webcam models, women go-getters and Hong Kong-style cathouses.
About the author
Ewe Paik Leong is a member of International Thriller Writers in Eureka, CA, USA. His novel A China Doll in KL and non-fiction works Kuala Lumpur Undercover II, Penang Undercover and Pattaya Undercover were nominated for the POPULAR-The Star Readers’ Choice Award in 2013, 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively. Saigon Undercover is his fifth book in the bestselling Undercover series. His food reviews and travel articles have also been published in the Malaysian print media. Ewe divides his time between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, where his family lives.