With compelling style and suspense this true-crime book reconstructs the bizarre, bloody journey of a mesmerizing but sinister young man named Charles Sobhraj. Sweeping back and forth over half the globe -- from the boulevards of Paris to the slopes of Mount Everest to the underbellies of... read more
“Psychology is very important to me. It is the principal weapon in my business. I use psychology like stupid people use guns.”Charles Sobhraj
“Behind them, in the hotel room, they had abandoned three suitcases with at least $2,000 worth of clothing, scores of paperback books including "Palmistry Made Easy," and several oddments -- a portable fire extinguisher ("a very good weapon," mused Bizra), four pairs of men's gloves (an unusual item for travelers in the tropical East and which police believed were used to avoid fingerprints), and a large world map on which someone had traced journeys. Lines crisscrossed the globe from Paris to Hong Kong, indicating hundreds of thousands of miles of travel, zigzagging back and forth, east to west, up and down the world, journeys beyond the imagination and endurance of a hundred Marco Polos.”Author
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