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ISBN:0445405589
Author: Ross Thomas
ISBN13: 978-0445405585
Title: The Singapore Wink
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Language: English
Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Publisher: Mysterious Press; First edition (July 1, 1987)

The Singapore Wink by Ross Thomas



Are you looking for him? Yes. Why? I thought I had caused his death and then I learned that he was alive. His death had bothered me so I wanted to make sure that he was really alive. And you traveled all the way to Singapore just for that? Tan said. Just for that, I said. Both of you, through coincidence, came to Singapore at the same time to find Angelo Sacchetti. You, Mr. Cauthorne, for what seems to be some type of psychological reassurance that he was not dead. Miss Lozupone, perhaps for revenge. But you didn’t discuss your reasons with each other. Tell me, did you discuss Angelo Sacchetti? Yes.

The Singapore Wink Ross Thomas A MysteriousPress. com Open Road Integrated Media ebook To Frances Phillips CHAPTER I He was probably the only man in Los Angeles wearing. Then you must have learned that I killed Angelo Sacchetti two years ago in Singapore harbor. CHAPTER II. It was no news to either of them. Callese took out his gold case and lit another of his oval cigarettes. Palmisano yawned, scratched himself in the crotch, and turned to resume his inspection of the Cadillac. I glanced at my watch and waited for one of them to say something interesting. After a few moments Callese sighed, blowing out a stream of smoke.

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Ross Thomas died twenty years ago at the age of 69, leaving behind a body of work that included twenty-five novels and two nonfiction books. Twice he won the Edgar Award for Best Novel. There's nothing like a good Ross Thomas book. They are always tricky, the characters are amazing, and he describes Singapore so well it makes me sweat in sympathy.

The Singapore Wink book. The Singapore Wink is told in the first person by Edward Cauthorne, a dealer in classic cars who is recruited (leaned on?) by the mob to visit Singapore and recover some 'files' from a guy who faked his death and set himself up there.

Two pirates do battle on an old junk ship in Singapore Harbor. And then one surprises the other, slicing a rope and sending the unfortunate pirate tumbling into the bay. This is how stuntman Angelo Sacchetti dies. Edward Cauthorne was his opponent, a fellow stuntman whose career died along with Sacchetti. He’s selling used cars when two thugs approach hi. .

Ross Thomas (February 19, 1926 in Oklahoma City – December 18, 1995 in Santa Monica, California) was an American writer of crime fiction. He is best known for his witty thrillers that expose the mechanisms of professional politics. He also wrote several novels under the pseudonym Oliver Bleeck about professional go-between Philip St. Ives.

by Thomas, Ross, 1926-1995. Publication date 1987. Publisher New York : Mysterious Press. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

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Edward Cauthorne, an ex-Hollywood stunt man and used car salesman whose career had been cut short by the Mafia with a mishap that killed his partner, is given the opportunity to receive $25,000 if he can find his partner alive, in a twisted tale of murder and blackmail. Reissue.
Reviews: 7
Eyalanev
What do you hope for when you pick up a mystery or thriller? A clever story built around believable conflict? Twists and turns in the plot, and surprises galore? Interesting but credible characters? A refreshing style of writing? Perhaps a dash of humor? You’ll find all that in The Singapore Wink by the late Ross Thomas, whose novels about espionage, politics, and corruption seem to display all that and more.

Not your run-of-the-mill used-car salesman

Enter Edward Cauthorne, known as Eddie. It’s late in the 1960s, and the U.S. is at war in Vietnam. Eddie, now 33 and a successful Hollywood stuntman, has left the industry and gone into partnership with a wealthy Englishman living in Los Angeles. Using the Englishman’s money, the two have opened a business to recondition and sell classic cars (“any car built prior to 1942”). Eddie is holding down the front office when a couple of thugs come in with no clear interest in cars. Instead, they want Eddie to find his long-time friend and fellow stuntman, Angelo Sacchetti. The catch is, Eddie is convinced that two years earlier he had killed Angelo when a stunt they were both involved in went horribly wrong. In Singapore. Thus opens The Singapore Wink. Shortly, the scene shifts from Los Angeles to Washington, DC, and then to Singapore, where the bulk of the action takes place.

An abundance of fascinating characters

Though he may be the most interesting of the lot, Eddie’s business partner stands out in The Singapore Wink, which is full of unique characters. Now fifty-five, Richard K. E. Trippet was not only “an Anarcho-Syndicalist in theory and a registered Democrat in practice, but he was also a naturalized U.S. citizen, a top-grade fencer, a saxophone player of merit, a specialist in medieval French, and had been, at one time or another, a captain in what he described as ‘a decent regiment,’ a racing-driver mechanic, a skiing instructor and ski lodge owner (in Aspen), and finally he was still — now — a person of ‘independent means. Grandfather made it all in Malaya, you know. . . Tin mostly.'”

However, Trippet is not alone. The novel also features two retired Hollywood stuntmen, a disheveled veteran FBI agent, the head of Singapore’s part-time security service, a greedy left-wing Singapore politician and his “Dragon Lady” daughter, plus several assorted mobsters. Together, they make for a very fine mess.

Singapore shines

The city-state of Singapore today is a beautiful and prosperous center of global trade that is characterized by world-class architecture, high-tech research facilities, and one of the world’s best-educated people. The World Bank terms the country the world’s “Easiest place to do business.” However, late in the 1960s, when the action in The Singapore Wink took place, the country had been independent of Malaysia for only two or three years, and Lee Kwan Yew, the man credited turning Singapore into an advanced nation in one generation, had yet to become Prime Minister. (That happened in 1970.) Singapore then was culturally and politically much more like other Asian nations at the time. In other words, corruption and crime flourished despite the British colonial history that had left behind a functioning legal system.

About the author

Ross Thomas died twenty years ago at the age of 69, leaving behind a body of work that included twenty-five novels and two nonfiction books. Twice he won the Edgar Award for Best Novel.
Liarienen
This is a very well written novel about an LA antique car dealer/ ex stunt man who gets involved in an adventure involving the mafia, the FBI, blackmail, and a trip to Singapore. It involves a lot of colorful characters.
Ferne
There's nothing like a good Ross Thomas book. They are always tricky, the characters are amazing, and he describes Singapore so well it makes me sweat in sympathy.
Mayno
Ross is unique and very special. Intricate plot, endearingly clever dialogue make all of Thomas’s novels a joy to read. Harkens back to the days when words were used subtly
Aurizar
Ross Thomas is the most articulated dialogist that exists. He favors his words selectively and his humor is untouchable. Also the storyline of his books are twisted yet vivid as if you were present. The characters reek of intelligence and kink all at the same time! Loved it!!!!
Foiuost
If you're not a Ross Thomas fan, you're a big fat dummy. This is pure, delightful, Thomas!
Auau
Always enjoy ross. Captures details of location, atmosphere, personalities. Complex plots that keep you guessing.
But still entertaining, as are all of the late Ross Thomas' novels. The plot moves from LA to Washington DC to Singapore, with the usual lascivious stranger. Nothing deep. Missionary Stew is still his best.