I don't think so. I might have missed part of JohnSmith's ramblings, but his story doesn't make a lot of sense. On the one hand, he claims the girls liked Vandewater and didn't like the lawyer, but then when the lawyer gets Vandewater arrested, JohnSmith jumps to the conclusion that the girls must have been behind this. I don't see how Vandewater getting arrested forever absolves the girls of any duty to repay the "loans." I would also suggest that many lawyers are capable of tracking down people who are extorting them without requesting help from bargirls.Loogan wrote:Gavvy, are you losing your edge?
I know that K440 readers like to assume that Cambodian women are evil and always scheming to screw over the white man, but I find it hard to believe that a couple of bargirls were instrumental in having this guy arrested.
I also don't think an accomplished lawyer who was merely told to stay away from a bargirl would respond by fabricating evidence of financial demands and then instigating a public criminal case that would risk exposure of his secret. It's far more likely to me that the lawyer reluctantly instigated public criminal charges because Vandewater was making financial demands and the lawyer had no other choice.