I helped edit and then designed the book for Bob Couttie's novel, Temple of the Leper King. Bob goes back and forth, between the Philippines and Cambodia. He currenly lives in Cambodia. He has British and Australian ancestry and you would appreciate it reflected in the work.
Temple of the Leper King is his first novel.
After years fighting organised crime in the mean streets of Marseilles, retired cop André Velon just wants a quiet life in a peaceful riverside town in exotic Cambodia. When a young French woman is brutally murdered, he is forced into an investigation in which he must not only confront the ghosts of his past, but fight for survival against his own dark demons.
British-born Bob Couttie has lived in Asia for three decades. Currently, he lives in Kampot, Cambodia. His credits include science fiction short stories, films and radio plays and is best known for his works on Philippine history and maritime accident analysis.
Here is the design for the full cover! Read his book! I enjoyed reading it.
Here is what people had to say:
“The Arkady Renko of
South East Asia!”
“A classic policier!”
“Twists, turns and surprises
right up to the last page!”
“ I love the tone, the strangely relaxed quality,... a kind of
savoir faire that is very pleasing. Perhaps even a tinge of some
of Le Carré, which is very cool -- sophistication of tone.”