"All the elements of a good story are in "Valley of the Queen." War, hidden treasure, ancient royalty, romance, and strong characters are combined to provide the reader with an excellent experience."
A 2018 Excellence in Books Award Finalist!
While Jack Largent is working as a photographer in Vietnam he witnesses the aftermath of a devastating rocket attack on a Cham temple. He is invited to join an investigation by a television reporter of a vile Asian despot she believes stole vast amounts of gold during the fall of South Vietnam. Tweaking her interest is an ancient legend of a treasure buried near the temple.
Jack's involvement is further complicated when the reporter has an affair with his assistant and he falls in love with the Asian assistant of the reporter. Their romances are genuine but become complicated as they take up living together and their destinies intertwine.
The investigation takes them to Vietnam where the temple site, the legend of the lost queen and her treasure, and the possibility of the depraved mogul's theft beckons them. Jack's wife, Mai, has a hidden agenda and discovers a secret about herself that changes her life and causes the evil tyrant to kidnap her. Jack attempts to save her and is himself captured in the process.
What is Mai's secret and what happened to the ancient treasure of legend? Why does Mai willingly marry the despot and what does she do when Jack shows up trying to save her?
"Sexy and suspenseful, I can't wait for the sequel!" =D. Mercer
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|Publisher:||Debold Photography, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.99(d)|
About the Author
He was an advertising photographer in Chicago at a time during the 1980's when the industry was at the dawn of major changes brought on by the revolution of personal computers, digital media and the Internet. It was an exciting, portentous time and he still has the opinion that Chicago, the city and its wonderful people, is the best-kept secret in the country.
He is currently retired from teaching living in Southern California. As a father with two sons, a wonderful daughter, and two amazing grandchildren, he very much looks forward to what tomorrow may bring.
His website can be found at http://www.debold.com. (Note the name difference.) There you will see some of his professional advertising work and many examples of his students' work from his time teaching digital imaging classes. There is also a section of his photographs from when he was a photographer in Vietnam.
He welcomes your comments. Please feel free to send him a note to email@example.com
The website for his books 'Valley of the Queen and "Palace Secret" is http://www.valleyofthequeen.com
The cover photographs and graphics are by William Diebold © 2017