I met John Dolan on twitter, his tweets are consistently entertaining. I figured a guy with such wry wit might actually be able to write. It was a good guess. Mr. Dolan authored a highly engaging, entertaining, and at times hilarious novel.
The setting is exotic, slightly erotic, and filled with all the third-world Thai corruption you can handle. A great place to get down and dirty with a murder mystery.
His characters are fully three dimension, lively and perfectly imperfect in all the ways they should be. My hat's off to John Dolan. A very good read indeed.