Private Dancer, a novel by Stephen Leather

Private Dancer is a cautionary tale about single males, visiting Thailand, and the troubles they can get into!


PLOT of Private Dancer

Pete wanders into a Bangkok go-go bar and meets the love of his life.

Joy is young, stunning, and a pole dancer.

In a roller-coaster ride of sex, drugs, and deception, Pete discovers that his own very private dancer is not all she claims to be.

Far from being the love of his life, Joy is his own personal nightmare!


Here's why I think Private Dancer is a great read.

Stephen Leather is one of my favourite authors.

I especially enjoy his SpiderShepherd mystery/espionage series.

So while waiting for a plane from Bangkok to Lampang, several years ago, I was surprised to find he'd written a cautionary tale about the

  • rather stupid,
  • naive
  • and arrogant Brit,

named Pete, and his adventures with a go-go girl in Bangkok.

The book was actually scary in its implications.

I passed it around to many of my buddies, and they agreed that a lonely (and/or stupid) guy could get into trouble, EASILY.

Leather uses a novel* writing technique
in that each character narrates a separate set of chapters.


* Sorry, I couldn't stop myself.


Highly recommended for any single male visiting Thailand.

  • Unusual.
  • Enlightening.
  • Instructive.
  • Well written.

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