Riddled with Clues
In Riddled with Clues, Sara Almquist gets a mysterious summons to the VA in her hometown of Albuquerque. She discovers Xave Zack (her old friend from previous novels – Ignore the Pain and Malignancy) was seriously injured while tracking drug smugglers. He hands her a note he received before his accident. The note is signed by “Red from Udon Thani.” However, he doesn’t know anyone called Red, and the last time he was in Udon Thani was during the Vietnam War.
Xave proceeds to tell her potentially relevant details from his experiences during the secret war in Laos. After Sara listens to his rambling tale, both are assaulted. Xave is left comatose. Sara must determine whether the attacks were related to events during the war fifty years ago or to the modern-day drug trade. As she struggles to survive, she questions who to trust: the local cops, her absent best friend, the FBI, or a homeless veteran who leaves puzzling riddles as clues.
Note: The incidents in Laos are based on the real experiences of a local veteran.
About J.L. Greger (Albuquerque, New Mexico Author)
J. L. Greger, is a biologist and research administrator turned novelist. She puts tidbits on science and exotic locations from her travels into her thrillers: Riddled with Clues, I Saw You in Beirut, Malignancy (winner of 2015 Public Safety Writers’ annual contest, Coming Flu, and Ignore the Pain.
Her medical mystery, Murder…A Way to Lose Weight (winner of 2016 Public Safety Writers’ annual contest and finalist for a New Mexico–Arizona book award) is based in New Mexico, where she lives with Bug, the prototype for Bug, the pet therapy dog, in her novels. She also writes collections of short stories: The Good Old Days? and Other People’s Mothers.
To learn more, visit her website: http://www.jlgreger.com, her Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008IFZSC4, or her blog: http//:jlgregerblog.blogspot.com.