Desert Jade was named a finalist for Best Suspense-Thriller book, 2018 NM-AZ Book Awards. Tucson Chicana/Native American 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. We meet a migrant lost and out of water in the desert, Chinese triad gangsters engaged in criminal activities on the U.S.-Mexico border, a woman murdered in her backyard, a husband who vanished with a large sum of money, and three abducted young women threatened with sex trafficking. There's a touch of romance, too, when cop Zhou meets one of Letty's friends. Don't forget Milagro (aka Millie), the runt-sized female pit bull who performs a heroic act and saves a life. Next after Desert Jade, look for Dragon's Revenge (2018) and Daemon Waters (2019).
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About the Author
C.J. Shane is an Arizona writer and visual artist. She has worked as a professional newspaper journalist, academic reference librarian, ESL teacher, and freelance writer. She exhibits her artwork nationally and internationally. She is the author of eight nonfiction books and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. Her first fiction book, Desert Jade: A Letty Valdez Mystery, (11-2017) was a finalist for Best Suspense-Thriller novel, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. Her second Letty Valdez Mystery, Dragon's Revenge (11-2018), is a finalist for Best Mystery and Best Multiciltural Book, NM-AZ Book Awards. Her third Letty Valdez Mystery, Daemon Waters, appeared in August 2019.