A thrilling work of sophisticated suspense set amid the Vietnamese underworld in Las Vegas Robert, a rugged Oakland cop, still cant let go of Suzy, the mysterious Vietnamese wife who left him. Now shes disappeared from her new husband, Sonny, a violent Vietnamese smuggler and gambler who blackmails Robert into finding her for him. Pursuing Suzy through the glitzy, sleazy gambling dens of Las Vegas, Robert finds himself chasing the past that haunts Suzyone that extends back to a refugee camp in Malaysia after the fall of Saigon. Her daughter, abandoned long ago, is now a steely professional poker player. The dangerous legacy of Suzys guilt threatens to immolate them all, including Happy, her best friend. Taut, cinematic storytelling, vivid dialogue, and mesmerizing atmosphere combine here with beautiful, original prose to create an unforgettable novel.