Dragonfish: A Novel Characters

Vu Tran
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Robert Ruen

Robert Ruen is the central protagonist in Dragonfish. He is an officer for the Oakland police department and is in his forties. He is tough and cynical, and he has worked in various law enforcement positions over the years. Over the course of the novel, he investigates the disappearance of his ex-wife, Hong Thi Pham, whom he refers to as Suzy.

Robert and Suzy were married for about eight years, and Robert realizes after their divorce that he is still in love with her. Robert is recruited into tracking down Suzy by Sonny Van Nguyen, a wealthy Las Vegas criminal with whom Suzy lived after divorcing Robert. Although Robert never finds Suzy, his sense of moral duty ultimately compels him to help Suzy’s daughter, Mai, escape Las Vegas with the money that Suzy stole from Sonny to give to Mai.

Suzy

Hong Thi Pham, nicknamed Suzy...

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