By James Newman
Initially a pulp brief tale author JAMES A. NEWMAN'S first crime novel BANGKOK exhibit made a tremendous pulp splash and used to be speedily via the darkish and gritty crimson evening region, however it wasn't until eventually the razor sharp novel THE WHITE FLAMINGO that Newman hit the #1 spot within the NOIR charts and stuck the eye of his friends. Edgar and Shamus nominee crime writer Timothy Hallinan describes Newman as an writer who "writes with a flamethrower, terrifically talented, greatly energetic." He has been in comparison by way of critics to Charles Bukowski, Stephen King, Ken Bruen, Hunter S. Thompson and William Burroughs. The follow-up within the Joe Dylan sequence THE BLACK ROSE as been discribed as "a web page turner from the get-go, Newman doesn't waste any phrases or the readers time."
Newman additionally writes many brief tales, novels, non-fiction paintings, monitor and stage-plays besides being the co-founder and content material editor of SPANKING PULP PRESS. he's additionally the founding father of the BANGKOK evening OF NOIR and a member of the Bangkok Writers Guild. He lives in Bangkok along with his younger kinfolk and writes as though his very lifestyles depends upon it. Which it does.
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He beamed. ‘‘Wide-range circuitry that detects transmitters operating on frequencies from fifty megahertz to three gigahertz. Plus it’s got an internal antenna that picks up the horizontal oscillator frequency radiated by video cameras. I’ve optimized it for the PAL standard, which is what you’re most likely to encounter, but I can change it to NTSC or SECAM if you want. Reception isn’t great because it’s so small, so you won’t be able to tell where the bug or camera is, only that one is there.
But I nodded and slipped it into an inside pocket of the blazer I was wearing. I signaled the bartender that it was time for another Lagavulin. ’’ I asked. ‘‘I did. ’’ ‘‘Just a thank-you. ’’ I wondered if she had bought the story. If she hadn’t thanked Harry for his response, I would have known she hadn’t bought it, because she was classy and it wouldn’t have been like her not to respond. But the thank-you might have been automatic, sent even in the presence of continued suspicions. It could even have been duplicitous, intended to lull Harry into thinking she was satisfied when in fact the opposite was true.
After the events of September eleventh in the United States, the Metropolitan Police Force undertook a major initiative to link up these informal networks of cameras with a central database that runs advanced facial recognition software. The software reads characteristics that are difficult or impossible to obscure—the distance be- H ARD R AIN 33 tween the eyes, for example, or the precise angles of the triangle formed by the corners of the eyes and the center of the mouth. Now, when a camera gets a match for a photograph from the database, an alert is automatically sent to the appropriate authorities.
Bangkok Express by James Newman