Looking For Steiner (to be published in Aug 2017)
In the tradition of Nelson DeMille and William Patterson, Steiner is a fast-paced, international mystery with layers of interconnected plots.
Jason Dermott is a private investigator
and an expatriate living and working in Hong Kong. His specialty is finding
missing people in cases where government and police agencies have ultimately
given up investigating. His police and military background along with his
fluency in Mandarin Chinese is the reason Sondra Wilkerson has come to Hong
Kong in hopes Dermott can find her missing half-brother, Sergeant William Steiner.
Dermott is not hopeful for Steiner disappeared while on patrol in the Central
Highlands of Vietnam nearly forty years before.
Against his better judgment, Dermott takes on the case. Dermott
identifies four men, three former U.S. soldiers and the patrol’s native guide,
who are the last known survivors of the patrol who may know something about
Steiner’s disappearance. He tracks down the three soldiers but each one is
murdered soon after he interviews them with the police considering him a ‘person
of interest’ in their deaths. Convinced by now Steiner is still alive and at
risk in becoming a fourth victim, he goes to the Central Highlands to interview
the native who guided the patrol. Before
he solves the mystery surrounding the disappearance of William Steiner, Durmott
will travel to three continents, become incarcerated in a Saigon jail, and evade a Vietnamese army patrol in the jungle only to risk becoming the fourth victim.