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Detective story about survivor of the Vietnamese Boat People

Dragonfish - Vu Tran



This thriller is the story of Robert, an LA police officer, the second husband of Suzy, a Vietnamese Boat person, who is persuaded to trying to find her when she disappears from the home of her third husband. It is mainly her story with flashbacks to her time as a refugee which has heavily influenced her time in the US. It is about theft, blackmail, murder and mayhem.


The writing is engaging and fluid with occasional literary touches. There are powerful insights into the mind of what it was like for one of the Vietnamese refugees. Not an easy read but quite interesting.