Jake Jacobs – Besides Chicago and Tucson he has lived in: Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, China,Thailand, Las Vegas, Atlantic City … If you don’t consider those last two foreign countries you have never lived in either! These days he live in Singapore. His novel is a murder mystery, The Battered Butterfly, which is set in Manila in 1989, and features a misanthropic ex-cop named. Lefty Markowitz. When a bargirl is killed, Lefty is a suspect, and he would much rather find a good pizza than find the real killer.