Item description for Living Room of the Dead (Ray Sharp Novels) by Eric Stone...
Introducing Ray Sharp, American expatriate journalist, detective, and confused human being just trying to do at least a little something right in the world. Helping out the brother of a colleague, Ray gets tangled up in the sleazy and deadly world of the Russian white slave trade. Based on a true story, the action moves from Hong Kong to Macau to an island brothel run by the Chinese Navy in the South China Sea, and finally to its conclusion in Vladivostok, in Russia's wild far east.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Aug 21, 2007
Publisher Bleak House Books
ISBN 1932557482 ISBN13 9781932557480
Availability 0 units.
More About Eric Stone
Eric Stone worked as a journalist in Asia for eleven years, eight of them in Hong Kong. "The Living Room of the Dead" is his first thriller.
Eric Stone lived in Los Angeles Los Angeles, in the state of Maryland. Eric Stone was born in 1892 and died in 1932.
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A Sense of Place Jan 25, 2008
Eric Stone's first novel reveals the underbelly of Macau, Hong Kong, and other colorful cities as backdrop to an original suspense story: protagonist Ray Sharp tries to rescue a Russian prostitute from a deadly crime syndicate. The novel's strength is its vividly depicted settings. Even well-traveled readers will be enlightened, often surprised, and sometimes shocked as they follow Stone on a tour of some of the most exotic places on Earth.
Engrossing, creepy, convincing and irresistible Jul 5, 2005
This book was a great read. Within a few pages, protagonist Ray Sharp feels like a real person. The descriptions of HongKong and Macau never strain for effect, yet they are incredibly vivid (and accurate, based on my modest HK experience). The plot avoids the tired "then things became implausibly dangerous but the narrator miraculously prevailed in the end" cliche that infests many thrillers. It is terribly gruesome in spots, but if you read through to the author's note at the very end, the sickening parts seem well justified. While this is definitely a "man's book" - the point of view is decisively male and our hero never once bemoans his weight or gets nagged by his mother - it is accessible to a female readership as well; in fact, Ray directly addresses a few issues in a way that seems designed to interest female readers. Finally, the world as narrated by Ray is ideal for a series. The infrequent use of details about Ray's background as fuel for the book's development seems a promising method for avoiding the excessive review that can plague series books. It will be a pleasure to see what Ray encounters in future novels.