“Stylish, dark and compelling, KINGS OF PETALING STREET is an elegant meditation on the cycle of violence. William Tham Wai Liang is a writer to watch.”
– Zen Cho
“When you have lived as long as I have, you will understand how rare it is to have the chance to choose your own death.”
If you are the most powerful kingpin of the Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur, can you save your family from other ambitious men? Wong Kah Lok, the famously ruthless King of Petaling Street, is having an existential crisis. Gavin, the son he tried to protect from his criminal legacy, now realizes there is no way out.
Ramalingam, the policeman still paying for one fatal miscalculation, continues to use the law to punish and reward. The rising politician Zahid exploits religion and subterranean connections to make his mark.
And the assassin Maut is in the center of the dreams and violence, executing the kingpin’s last commands.
Wong Kah Lok once dreamed of the Day of Judgement. Has the day arrived?
Uqasha is a beautiful, intelligent, feisty 22-year-old woman in cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur. She has everything a woman her age wants—a gorgeous boyfriend, designer wardrobe, money in the bank, her own car and the best education that money can buy.
She also has abandonment issue thanks to her parents, who keep sending her away when they are faced with another problem they don’t want to deal with. The latest of these is a man confessing to having sex out of wedlock with her and offering to marry her as a way to atone their sins. Her parents agree and the wedding is set in a week….