"In spite of the ostensible gravity of the material -- the incipient Cold War, deadly criminal plots, deep-seated regret, cynical politicking, shadowy organizations ... Doublespeak is closer in spirit to Graham Greene's amusing Brighton Rock than to his brooding The Quiet American. ...
It's exotic adventure and Indiana Jones thrills." -The Vancouver Sun
"Smith regales the reader with a tale of adventure and intrigue, meticulously anchored in its place and time." -Publishers Weekly
"Smith effectively recreates Bangkok in the late '40s ...
the mood is spot on." -Booklist
"A satisfying historical thriller." -Booklist
"A remarkable leap... [Smith] managed to merge a gangster noir with a feminist spy thriller... A satisfying and well-thought-out novel." -The Georgia Straight
"Fast-paced entertainment." -The Vancouver Sun
“Poetic... It is Smith’s descriptions of West Coast landscapes that make the story feel whole and vital.” -Prairie Fire
“Mixing real people and events with unforgettable characters and unbelievable exploits, the novel is a true West Coast caper and a winning debut.”
"Engaging, thoughtful essays packed with natural, historical and personal detail." -The New York Times
"Poetic." -The New Yorker
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