Tucson private investigator and Iraq War veteran Letty Valdez joins forces with an unlikely ally, Chinese police Detective Inspector Zhou Liang Wei, in *Desert Jade*, a fast-paced mystery-suspense thriller set in the Sonoran Desert.
Zhou (sounds like “Joe”) comes to Arizona on the advice of Interpol to track Hong Kong triad gangsters and to find the abducted daughter of a Hong Kong official. What Zhou doesn’t anticipate is his immediate attraction to Letty’s friend Jade. The attraction is mutual. But Jade, too, is unaccountably threatened by the gangsters.
Letty Valdez has been hired to clear her client’s nephew who has been accused of murder of a local socialite. Letty quickly learns of a connection between the murder and the Chinese criminals Zhou is seeking.
We met Letty’s brothers: Eduardo who rescues a migrant girl named Esperanza only to lose her to traffickers, and Will who gets in the way of one of the triad killers.
Then there’s Milagro (aka Millie), the runt-sized female pit bull who looks out for Letty and Will’s well-being. Dog lovers especially will enjoy Millie’s key contribution to this story.
An early reviewer said about Desert Jade, “I couldn’t put this book down. I had to know what was going to happen next!”
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