One of my favorite characters in my book is nicknamed The Laughing Buddha (aka Danny Wong Wai Man). The Laughing Buddha is a beloved Buddhist deity that is associated with laughter, happiness, and good fortune. To the left, is a picture that my wife painted.
In Suicide by Everest, Buddha plays a pivotal role. He corrupts and deceives Brig while serving as his missionary companion, and introduces him to Happy Ho. He leads a double life, one as a church leader in the local community, and two, as a drug smuggler.