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Author Jeff Howe talks 'Murder on the Mekong'

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The Atavist

The Atavist has a new piece about a mass murder in one of the most mysterious regions on the planet. Thirteen Chinese merchant sailors, killed execution style in Asia's Golden Triangle.

Set in an area long known for drug smuggling and other criminal activity, it highlights the tension between the local, mostly Thai population, and Chinese entrepreneurs, who are turning the Triangle into a tourist zone, complete with luxury hotels and casinos. But mostly, it's a fascinating detective story, full of shady characters, and intrigue.

The author, Jeff Howe, joins Take Two to talk about the story and the setting. 

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