Glenn Murray Cohen was unhappy as a criminal defense lawyer in San Francisco, trapped by bills, stress, and a failed marriage. When a client is killed at a late-night meeting, Glenn grabs a bundle of cash and starts a new life in Thailand..
For seven years, Glenn enjoys life as a wealthy expat before he is pulled into a maelstrom of intrigue and danger.
Under pressure by two mysterious American agents, Glenn agrees to carry out an illegal and dangerous venture. He recruits three of his friends from his haunt, the mysterious NJA Club, as cohorts : Sleepy Joe, a old hippie who is full of surprises, the gregarious and cynical Oliver, an Australian purveyor of information, and Rhode Island Joe, who appears oafish until you get to know him.
The plot revolves around Glenn’s struggle to understand his changing world and the need to adapt to this dangerous environment. He draws upon the skills he possessed as criminal lawyer in America, a life he thought he had abandoned. As the novel progresses, Glenn faces danger, intrigue, as well as his own flaws and virtues.
Bangkok is a constant backdrop, creating a mood that is noir and exotic.
The door is open for a second book.
I was born and raised in NYC.
I currently split my time between Bangkok, Thailand and Tampa, Florida.
I practiced criminal law in San Francisco for over three decades. Before that, I earned an MA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University.
I write short stories in several genres: literary, mystery, humor, science fiction. Several are available on my blog,
My first novel, a thriller titled Bangkok Shadows, was released this week. It is currently available on Amazon Kindle at the promotional price of $.99
When I’m not writing (or reading), I enjoy fooling around on guitar, learning to speak, read and write Thai, practicing yoga, and communing with nature.