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AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Dead in Dubai
By Marilynn Larew
Lee Carruthers, Book 2
Publisher: Artemis Hunter Press
Release Date: April 30, 2016
Genre: International Mystery/Thriller
Length: 284 Pages
About the book:
Why is CIA officer George Branson dead in Dubai? It looks like straight detective work, finding out what George has been up to and why he’s dead, but when former CIA analyst Lee Carruthers arrives in Dubai, she walks into a deadly war between two rival Merchants of Death vying for market share. She learns that George has worked for each man under a different name. With his own, that gives George three identities. Which man is dead? Has George really been working for the Agency, or has he sold out and, if so, to whom? Who are the men following her? And why does she keep finding diamonds?
EXCERPTOwen waved from a booth in the rear. He had already started, probably early in the day. He stood up to shake my hand, and I kissed him on his wrinkled cheek. He was a bit stooped from all the years bent over a keyboard, and his hair, what there was left of it on his bony skull, was a yellowing white, as was his drooping mustache. He claimed he arrived on the plane that took the last Brit troops out in 1971, and I had no reason to doubt it. His age was impossible to estimate. He hadn’t changed since the first time I saw him, probably because he was pickled in alcohol.I ordered a beer. I don’t like beer. That might help me stay sober. We chatted about this and that: the Emirates part in the air war against the Islamic State, the continuing recovery of the construction industry, the tallest building in the world. Con finished his drink and ordered another.“So what do you want?” he asked.“Information,” I replied and shelled some peanuts.He took a healthy swig of the new drink. “Don’t we all? Any particular information?”I poured some beer and took a sip. I still didn’t like beer. “The recent turmoil in the arms trade,” I replied.“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. He looked into his drink and screwed it around on the beer mat.“Come on, Con. It doesn’t happen in Dubai without your permission.” He didn’t look up. “This isn’t the States. I don’t work for The Washington Post.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Marilynn Larew has had a lot of variety in her life. She lived in six states and two foreign countries before settling down in southern Pennsylvania. She went to twelve schools before she graduated from high school and two more before she finished her PhD in history. Moving around so much, she found the public library a refuge and her library card a magic carpet to foreign lands. She taught for some years in the University System of Maryland, courses such as US history, architectural history, the history of terrorism, and Vietnamese military history. She also worked in historic preservation and wrote two books of local history about Bel Air, the county seat of Harford County in Maryland.
She writes what she likes to read – thrillers that are located in foreign countries. She likes to collect cookbooks on foreign cuisines and often cooks from them.
She’s married, with two children, two grandchildren, and a new great granddaughter. She lives with her husband on the Mason-Dixon line in southern Pennsylvania in a two hundred-year-old brick farmhouse.
She’s a member of the Sisters in Crime, the Guppies, and the Chinese Military History Society.