Doc Macomber belongs to many leading writing organizations, including the Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Friends of Mystery, and Willamette Writers. He has contributed articles to the prestigious Mystery Readers Journal and Bloodletter on the history of ethnic detectives, and the origin of his hybrid Vietnamese investigator, Jack Vu. He also contributed a chapter titled: “Finding the Key Strengths and Weaknesses of your Detective Character” in “Now Write! Mysteries: Suspense, Crime and Thriller Fiction Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers” published in 2012 by the Penguin Group (USA). His Jack Vu mystery series includes: The Killer Coin, Wolf’s Remedy, Snip, and Riff Raff, set in Costa Rica, a finalist in the Killer Nashville Claymore Award. His Jason Colefield mystery series features his latest release, River City (2014). Mr. Macomber formerly served with an Air Force Special Tactics Unit and now lives aboard a trawler on the Columbia River. As a decorated Marine Captain once noted, “Doc sees much ... says little ... and writes it all down.”
While investigating a mysterious accident on the water, a River Patrol Deputy uncovers a population of survivalists living in abandoned boats on the river’s islands. One of them holds the secret about what happened that night.
"Adventure abounds in Costa Rica ... In his latest Jack Vu Mystery, best laid plans for a quiet vacation get shattered when the drug trade becomes a genuine threat to the peace and tranquility of this otherwise idyllic country. Jack and Betty soon find themselves back on duty. Once again, Mr. Macomber has scored a winner!"
A military thriller about a Vietnamese Investigator assigned to hunt down a war hero supposedly missing in action but whose fingerprints have turned up at a murder
scene in New Orleans. Love, betrayal, honor, and a weird twist of justice play out as Jack Vu travels from coast to coast searching for former soldiers hiding a cache of stolen gold.