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DEATH OF THE YELLOW SWAN
1930s Shanghai Mystery Series

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DEATH OF THE YELLOW SWAN

SHANGHAI, 1937

Someone has killed the Yellow Swan

Who murdered that beautiful, beguiling, erotic half-Japanese, half-Chinese nightclub singer with whom all of Shanghai is enthralled.

Was it one of her jealous lovers? Was it the nearby, hovering Japanese military who thought she was a spy for the Chinese? Or was it the Chinese who thought she was a spy for the Japanese?

As July’s heat and humidity wrap themselves around the city, and suck the energy from Shanghai’s Chinese, Japanese, and British communities, tensions steadily rise. The Japanese military is looking for any excuse to occupy Shanghai and to promote its plan to conquer Asia. Will the murder of its national — the Yellow Swan — give the army the “Incident” it has been looking for?

Not if Sun-jin has anything to say about it. Solving the murder becomes Sun-jin’s race against the clock.

As Sun-jin rushes to identify the Yellow Swan’s killer — with the clock ticking down and with obstacle after obstacle springing up to block him — he takes us through the exotic world of Shanghai in 1937, with its back-alley informants, its all-night entertainment clubs, its sing-song girls, its crime bosses, and its criminal triads.

Watching through Sun-jin’s eyes, we experience — in this mystery full of twists and turns — the best and the worst aspects of this pleasure-mad, strife-ridden city, as it teeters on the brink of World War II.

Death of the Yellow Swan can be purchased at Amazon.

No Place
To Hide
Trace Austin Suspense Thriller Series

No Place To Hide

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE PRESIDENT WANTS YOU DEAD?

You do the thing you were trained to do. You fight back or you die.

That’s the situation ex-Navy SEAL Trace Austin faces when the President of the United States decides to eliminate the five people who know his deadly secret — a secret so disturbing that should it ever be revealed, it will send the President to prison for the rest of his life.

Trace knows the President’s secret. He is one of the five people the President must eliminate before he leaves Office and gives up his powers as President.

But Trace will not go quietly. He will fight back against all efforts to get rid of him in this edge of the seat, action-packed second book in the Trace Austin suspense thriller series that is full of twists and turns you won’t see coming.

Because Trace has no other choice.

When the President of the United States wants you dead, there is no place to hide. You resist or you die.

No Place To Hide can be purchased at Amazon.

THE DOG WHO PLAYED CENTERFIELD
Steve’s Children’s Book
(With 8-1/2 year-old Owen M. Roth)

Dog Who PLayed Center Field

A DOG WHO PLAYS BASEBALL? HOW CAN THAT BE?

Well, Parker the dog doesn’t actually PLAY baseball. After all, he’s a four-legged animal. But Parker really understands baseball from having watched so many Little League teams play over the years.

So, instead of playing baseball, Parker coaches a boy named Max who plays centerfield for the Kansas City Royals in the Riverdale Little League.

Parker has made it his hobby to memorize the strengths and weaknesses of the Little League batters. He uses this information to position Max in centerfield for each hitter on the other team. He does this by pushing and nudging Max into the correct position.

Now Parker is looking forward to helping Max when Max’s team plays its arch rival in the game that will decide which team goes to the Little League regional playoffs.

But then something awful happens. Just before this important game, the town’s dog-catcher snatches Parker in his net and hides him from Max’s team. No one knows where Parker is.

So Max is back on his own in the outfield, not sure where to position himself in centerfield for different batters.

Will Max find Parker or will he be on his own, wandering around the outfield, when his team plays the big game?

THE DOG WHO PLAYED CENTERFIELD can be purchased at Amazon.