When you get a friend in trouble… You're responsible to get him out. Whatever the cost!
Air Force crew chief Connor Pierce wants to help his lonely assistant get comfortable around women. But when the stripper he lets loose on his romantically challenged friend is brutally murdered at a strip club outside Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, Connor must solve this 1990s mystery to keep him out of prison...
Newly minted Staff Sergeant Pierce is no amateur sleuth. He's just a regular guy trying to straighten his crooked path and ease his wife's suspicions. Now, to keep his friend out of Leavenworth, Connor must assume the role of detective while dodging Air Force Security Police, local law enforcement and the unruly Okinawan Yakuza. Worst of all, his ex-lover's husband is lead agent on the case for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and is hell bent on tying Connor to the crime.
Hounded at every turn, Connor must overcome his own disreputable character if he hopes to discover the real killer and save his friend.
Can he outsmart the Special Investigator who wants to make him an accessory to murder? Will he survive the vengeance of the Okinawan Yakuza? Or has he become of victim of his own folly — a half-baked plan to help his friend "Eugene Garboski get comfortable around women?"
A thriller mystery full of sexual betrayal, loyalty and redemption.
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About the Author
Mark Wm Smith was born in Miles City, Montana and raised all around the Big Sky Country. He writes mystery and suspense, novel and story length, with a little poetry a la carte, all designed to stimulate your senses and engage your mind. He writes with a stick in his mouth, drooling through fast-paced scenes and emotional disturbances, leading you to a surprising and meaningful conclusion.
Murder mysteries and suspense stories filled with interesting characters compelled to unravel the riddle of death and solve (or commit) crimes for comprehensible reasons in relevant circumstances, Mark’s fiction rises to the level of fresh and vigorous. Mark’s characters battle one another and reveal reasons we connect with. If you love mystery, action, revelation and humor, rendered at a proper pace with unexpected twists and turns, you’ll love his work.
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