Jack Shepherd

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 84 ratings

Laundry Man Publisher's Summary

Once a high-flying international lawyer, a member of the innermost circles of government power, Jack Shepherd has abandoned the savage politics of Washington for the lethargic backwater of Bangkok, where he is now just an unremarkable professor at an unimportant university in an insignificant city.

Or is he?

A secretive Asian bank collapses under dubious circumstances. A former law partner Shepherd thought dead reveals himself as the force behind the disgraced bank and coerces Shepherd into helping him track the hundreds of millions of dollars that disappeared in the collapse. A twisting trail of deceit leads Shepherd from Bangkok to Hong Kong and eventually to an isolated villa on the fabled island of Phuket where he confronts the evil at the heart of a monstrous game of international treachery.

A lawyer among people who laugh at the law, a friend in a land where today’s allies are tomorrow’s fugitives, Jack Shepherd battles the global tide of corruption, extortion and murder that is fast engulfing the new life he has made for himself in Thailand.

©2000, 2011 Jake Raymond Needham (P)2014 Jake Raymond Needham
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  • Book 1

    • Laundry Man

    • The Jack Shepherd International Crime Novels, Book 1
    • By: Jake Needham
    • Narrated by: Fred Filbrich
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Once a high-flying international lawyer, a member of the innermost circles of government power, Jack Shepherd has abandoned the savage politics of Washington for the lethargic backwater of Bangkok, where he is now just an unremarkable professor at an unimportant university in an insignificant city. A lawyer among people who laugh at the law, a friend in a land where today’s allies are tomorrow’s fugitives, Jack Shepherd battles the global tide of corruption, extortion and murder that is fast engulfing the new life he has made for himself in Thailand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Teacher who Really was a Detective

    • By Debbie De on 06-18-16
    • The Jack Shepherd International Crime Novels, Book 1
    • By: Jake Needham
    • Narrated by: Fred Filbrich
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 06-20-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 62 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Killing Plato

    • The Jack Shepherd International Crime Novels, Book 2
    • By: Jake Needham
    • Narrated by: Fred Filbrich
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Plato Karsarkis was an international celebrity straight out of Vanity Fair until a New York grand jury indicted him for smuggling Iraqi oil and charged him with racketeering and espionage. There was also the matter of a woman he may or may not have murdered to cover it all up. When Karsarkis flees the United States just ahead of the FBI and promptly vanishes, the world's media whips itself into a frenzy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best since Colombo

    • By Debbie De on 07-18-16
    • The Jack Shepherd International Crime Novels, Book 2
    • By: Jake Needham
    • Narrated by: Fred Filbrich
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 06-30-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    A World of Trouble audiobook cover art
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  • Book 4

    The King of Macau audiobook cover art
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