Resurrecting Langston Blue [NOOK Book]

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Carmen Nguyen never knew her father, Langston Blue, an army sergeant presumably killed in Vietnam. Enlisting the help of Denver's CJ Floyd, a streetwise African American bail bondsman and Vietnam vet, and Flora Jean Benson, CJ's new partner, Carmen charts a course to find her father—a complex, dangerous course that untangles a decades-old mystery involving the disappearance of Amerasian war babies, illegal U.S. paramilitary operations, yellow journalism, and governmental double crosses. In the process of ...
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Resurrecting Langston Blue

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Overview

Carmen Nguyen never knew her father, Langston Blue, an army sergeant presumably killed in Vietnam. Enlisting the help of Denver's CJ Floyd, a streetwise African American bail bondsman and Vietnam vet, and Flora Jean Benson, CJ's new partner, Carmen charts a course to find her father—a complex, dangerous course that untangles a decades-old mystery involving the disappearance of Amerasian war babies, illegal U.S. paramilitary operations, yellow journalism, and governmental double crosses. In the process of resurrecting and reconstructing her father's past, Carmen, CJ, and Flora Jean find themselves facing a treacherous, life-threatening assignment as they follow a trail of double deals, blueprints for genetic cleansing, Vietnamese racism, political corruption, and power grabs that leads all the way to the halls of the U.S. Senate.
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Longtime fans will be more engaged than newcomers by Robert Greer's run-of-the-mill CJ Floyd mystery, Resurrecting Langston Blue, in which the Vietnam vet turned bail bondsman must deal with a threatening figure from his past and track down a missing army sergeant who may be connected to a Colorado senatorial candidate's murder. Improbable situations lessen the suspense, while the closing cliffhanger will leave many indifferent. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583949542
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 6/3/2014
  • Series: CJ Floyd Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 527,676
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Greer lives in Denver where he is a practicing surgical pathologist, research scientist, and professor of pathology and medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He edits the High Plains Literary Review and review books for KUVO, a Denver NPR affiliate. Learn more about Robert Greer at www.robertgreerbooks.com.
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    superb suspense thriller

    Carmen Nguyen grew up believing that her father, a highly decorated US Army Platoon First Sergeant Langston Blue, deserted in Viet Nam, his country, his spouse and her. Since she also assumed he was probably dead, Carmen grew up in Denver not caring to know anything further about her biological father. However while in Denver on a sabbatical at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, her beloved sixty-one years old Aunt Ket mentions that Congressman Peter Margolin knows why Langston deserted and ofthat her dad might still live in backwoods West Virginia. --- Realizing she had been in denial for all her life, Carmen needs to know why. She travels to Mae¿s Louisiana Kitchen to hire two bounty hunter friends of her boyfriend Walker Rios, who is out of the country. Reluctantly CJ Floyd and Flora Jean Benson agree to search for Langston. Neither realized the danger when they accepted the assignment that they thought was a daughter needing to meet her father for the first time, but turned into a deadly look at an Amerasian baby market, illegal military operations, and Margolin as he runs for the Senate. --- RESURRECTING LANGSTON BLUE is a superb suspense thriller that runs on two levels: the dangerous intrigue focusing on continual hiding of a web of lies two-three decades old and on a child, even an adult one, needing to connect with her roots. The story line is action-packed especially when the bounty hunters are on center stage, but also insures the key characters seem genuine particularly Carmen. Fans will enjoy this tense chilling drama with the same obsession that Carmen has to know why. --- Harriet Klausner

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