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MysteryPeople Presents: MARTIN LIMON, BILLY KRING, MANNING WOLFE
Tuesday, July 12 at 7PM
MARTIN LIMON, BILLY KRING, & MANNING WOLFE
speaking & signing
Ping-Pong Heart, TonTon, & Dollar Signs: Texas Lady Lawyer vs. Boots King
ABOUT PING-PONG HEART
South Korea, 1974. CID Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom are assigned an underwhelming case of petty theft: Major Frederick M. Schulz has accused Miss Jo Kyong-ja, an Itaewon bar girl, of stealing twenty-five thousand won from him—a sum equaling less than fifty US dollars. After two very divergent accounts of what happened, Miss Jo is attacked, and Schulz is found hacked to death only days later. Did tensions simply escalate to the point of murder?
Looking into other motives for Schulz’s death, George and Ernie discover that the major was investigating the 501st Military Intelligence Battalion: the Army’s counterintelligence arm, solely dedicated to tracking North Korean spies. The division is rife with suspects, but it’s dangerous to speak out against them in a period of Cold War finger-pointing. As George and Ernie go head-to-head with the battalion’s powerful, intimidating commander, Lance Blood, they learn that messing with the 501st can have very personal consequences.
ABOUT MARTIN LIMON
Martin Limon grew up in Los Angeles county, just fifteen miles south of City Hall. He retired from military service after twenty years in the U.S. Army, including ten years in Korea, and now lives with his wife and children in the Seattle area. His first novel, Jade Lady Burning, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He is also the author of Slicky Boys, which has been optioned by Paramount.
Hunter Kincaid’s South Florida vacation is cut short when she and friends John Quick and Randall Ishtee barely avoid being rammed by a rusty freighter filled with undocumented Haitians. Hunter sees the ship’s Captain leave the vessel and she gives chase. He stops before getting in a car and looks at her. His eyes are like bullet holes. She is assigned on detail to Florida to investigate. Things quickly go wrong. The first witness dies in front of Hunter, and Haitians say it is a vodou curse. The trail grows more eerie as other mutilated bodies are found, murdered in vodou rituals. John and Randall join in the investigation. Something else is whispered in Little Haiti: the disbanded Haitian police, the dreaded Tonton Macoute, are in Florida, and are involved. A looming hurricane approaches while Hunter, John, and Randall are enmeshed in a series of violent events that swirl over them like the powerful winds now coming ashore, and they soon find themselves fighting for survival in a world of storms, black magic, and the darkest places in the human heart.
ABOUT BILLY KRING
Billy Kring is a writer and actor. He has worked as a Border Patrol Agent, and as a consultant on terrorism and international border issues in such places as Mexico, South America, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, and the Pan Pacific. He has also written a romantic suspense novel under the name B.G. Kring, because his wife asked him to.
ABOUT DOLLAR SIGNS
How far would you go to protect your family, yourself and your life's work?
MERIT BRIDGES, an attorney in Austin, Texas, goes after a shady corporation taking property from innocent people. Hired gun Boots King is sent to"Stop her!"
A client is killed and someone is watching!
Merit and her team - including Betty, a mothering office manager with a bad-ass attitude - struggle to stay alive, while they navigate a labyrinth of legal issues.
A courtroom standoff, a wild chase across Texas, and dangerous Boots King always one step ahead...
A legal thriller sure to satisfy the most demanding readers of legal fiction. Dollar Signs is winning awards across the nation as ManningWolfe isdiscovered by thriller readers everywhere!
ABOUT MANNING WOLFE
Manning is an author and attorney, with one foot in the business world and one foot in the creative realm. Her business experience, combined with her vivid imagination manifests in quality services for clients, as well as compelling storytelling for readers. Manning is a graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law. She makes her home in Austin, Texas with her mate Bill. Her grown son Aaron lives nearby.
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