A LOTUS FOR MISS QUON PDF
Hard to describe the whole story but I read it over 40 years ago along with other James H Chase mystery paperbacks. Very difficult to find and it cost so much. A Lotus for Miss Quon – Greenlight [ A LOTUS FOR MISS QUON – GREENLIGHT BY Hadley Chase, James (Author) Jan[ A LOTUS FOR MISS QUON. When Steve Jaffe discovered two million dollars worth of diamonds hidden in the wall of his villa in Saigon, he had no intention of giving up the loot. All he had to.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. When Steve Jaffe discovered two million dollars worth of diamonds hidden in the wall of his villa in Saigon, he had no intention of giving up the loot. All he had to do was organize an exit visa and leave, until his houseboy threatened to go to the police. Jaffe had only meant to stop him, but instead he finds himself a felon with murder on his hands.
With little chance to When Steve Jaffe discovered two million dollars worth of diamonds hidden in the wall of his villa in Saigon, he had no intention of giving up the loot. With little chance to keep gor secret, Jaffe becomes a man on the run, and the only person he can trust is a beautiful woman who is prepared to do anything to misss him.
Published first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Lotus for Miss Quonplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about A Lotus for Miss Quon. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Mar 13, Paul Lothane rated it lktus it. The winner certainly takes it all here Jaffe, rapacious and ruthless ensures that the diamonds he inadvertently finds in Vietnam, are his and follow him back to USA.
The dead bodies pile up because of his discovery, including at least three people that he kills himself. Oh how his mistress, Miss Quon suffers since she genuinely loves him. One shudders just imagining the horrific tortures she is subjected to by the Security Police.
But she protects Jaffe till she breathes her last.
A Lotus For Miss Quon
Incidentall The winner certainly takes it all here Lotuss in this work a young evil delinquent, Yo-Yo mirrors Jaffe on a smaller level as he successfully blackmails, steals and kills too. To two worthless individuals who “take it all” I wonder sometimes why I read James Hadley Chase May 04, Sifat’s Book Kingdom rated it liked it. Another brilliant book from James Hadley Chase.
What a filmy ending! At the point when Steve Jaffe found two million dollars worth of jewels covered up in the mass of his manor in Saigon, he had no aim of surrendering the plunder. All he needed to do was arrange a leave visa and leave, until his loths undermined to go to the police. Jaffe had just intended to stop him, yet rather he gets himself a criminal with kill staring him in the face.
A Lotus for Miss Quon
With minimal opportunity to keep his mystery, Jaffe turns into a man on the run, and the main individual he can trust is a lovely lady who is set up to effectively spare him. Jun 17, Dave rated it liked it Shelves: It’s in Saigon. The Viet Cong are causing havoc at police checkpoints. Generals who are running the country are getting blown up. Americans and Europeans are still in town doing business.
Steve Jaffe is such a businessman. He has a villa and servants and a mistress he found in a dancehall. So what happens one day when he tries to hang msis painting and finds that there is a cache of diamonds hidden qun the wall. His butler points out litus, before the General was blown to bits, this mss the home It’s in Saigon.
His butler points out that, before the General was blown to bits, this was the home of the general’s mistress. They belong to the government now. With dreams if wealth slipping through his fingers, greed takes over Jaffe, who loses his cool and ends up strangling his w. Jaffe is then on the run and engages his mistress a taxi dancer Nhan Lee Quon’s help although he would never have considered bringing her back to the States.
Of course, this is the corrupt Saigon of the early sixties and, when Jaffe disappears, other elements are out to find him and get the diamonds.
Unfortunately, this book is not up to Chase’s normal standards. It is not noir. It is not hardboiled.
And, it’s not thrilling. Filled with caricatures of Vietnamese people and what would today be politically incorrect references, the story is simply not compelling, not even with the exotic location.
It’s a decent read plot wise, but the writing is neither crisp nor memorable. Aug 03, Claudia rated it really liked it. The description of the plot is too long and uneventable, but it keeps you reading faster right till the end. I can’t say i was astonished, but it’s a good book to pass the evening and a very realistic one.
Police can’t be trusted. Diamonds are for ever and people will never probably stop dying, murdering and betraying for them and for money, killing their souls and the sense of further life.
It’s a pity the main hero escaped and it was not shown right quo the end how mi The description of the plot is too long and uneventable, but it keeps you reading faster right till the end. It’s a pity the main hero escaped and it was not shown right till the end how miserable, or on the opposite which I doubt, was his life ever after. May 21, Shyam rated it it was amazing. I found my copy, quite appropriately in a back-alley Rangoon bookshop. Hilarious that ootus cover depicts a platinum blonde when of course Miss Quon is a Vietnamese bar dancer.
As far as hard-boiled pulp fiction goes, James Hadley Chase is a top-notch writer who deserves greater recognition.
This novel is a fully engaging thriller, in which one bad move leads to another, with increasingly horrific results. Surprisingly for this genre and this era, not only does the author not stoop to goofy Asian s I found my copy, quite appropriately in a back-alley Rangoon bookshop. Surprisingly for this genre and this era, not only does the author not stoop to goofy Asian stereotypes, but the title character of Miss Quon comes across as well-rounded, and certainly the only sympathetic character throughout its pages.
Nov 26, Mark Vickers rated it really liked it Shelves: All he had to do was get a visa to leave until his houseboy gets in the way. Jaffe had only meant to stop him but instead finds he’s a felon for murder. With little chance to keep his secret he goes on the run and the only person who can save him is his beautiful woman but can she Mar 27, Lade Tawak rated it really liked it.
The beginning of this book was very boring but it picked up towards the end. In a tussle, Jaffe accidentaly kills Hann. He turns to his mistress Nhan for help. Nhan goes to Blackie the owner of the club where she works. Blackie will organize a fake passport and a way to leave the country.
Nov 20, Dhiraj Sharma rated it liked it. An engrossing page turner. Surprised to find a funny disclaimer at the beginning. Greed certainly isn’t good and leads to death and destruction all around but not to the protagonist. A sad ended tale nevertheless. Sep 12, Ram rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rollicking fast thriller typical of James Hadley Chase.
May 10, Victor rated it really liked it.
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I lotux most of JHC’s novels, but this lltus defifitely the best of them I’ve read. Love the suspense and just cant have enough of this novel. Wher can I get a copy? My email, vdubous gmail. Mar 21, Maitri rated it liked it. Kusal Perera rated it liked it Jun 03, Sonam Paeda rated it it was ok Jan 21, Roman rated it liked it May 26, Julia rated it really liked it Feb 05, Sohil Kancherla rated it really liked it Apr 13, Dhawal Kharbanda rated it really liked it Oct 17,