In this steamy suspense novel, DEA agent Laurel 'Blue' Humboldt must unravel not only the deadly secrets of an international drug cartel, but also the tender love triangle in which she she's tangled. Does she care more for lovely Chinese-American detective Martha Yee, or handsome millionaire John Connor? She can't think too long, because the cartel's assassin is closing in for slasher-killing. More
In this steamy suspense novel, DEA agent Laurel 'Blue' Humboldt must unravel not only the deadly secrets of an international drug cartel, but also the tender love triangle in which she she's tangled. Does she care more for lovely Chinese-American detective Martha Yee, or handsome millionaire John Connor? She can't think too long, because the cartel's assassin is closing in for slasher-killing.
*Neon Blue* made history, early in the digital age, when it became the world's first proprietary novel published on the Internet in weekly serial chapters (1996-1997). It was a best seller circa 2000-2002 at bn.com and fictionwise. The years have proven that John Argo's loving prose, and his irrepressible heroine Blue, have only gained appeal.
"There is nothing wrong with John Argo's suspense novel that another 70,000 words wouldn't fix. In fact, after reading Neon Blue, I can barely wait for another Laurel (Blue) Humboldt novel. Blue is a DEA (Drug Enforcement Agent), 28, and single. She has been married but has no children ... her marriage she says was a 'wagon that rolled away.' She would like to meet another man but complains that the only men who show an interest in her--or she is even vaguely interested in--are either jerks or married or both. She is a sensitive woman who can feel deeply the loss of a fellow officer but can also coldly drop kick or shoot an enemy into oblivion. In short, she is an interesting and truly believable character who, as many of us do, comparmentalizes her life, ('puts it into little boxes,' she says) in order to maintain her sanity in a violent and crazy world. This world is clearly presented to a reader for Argo has a precise eye for description, both of characters and of locales. His Hamilton, Connecticut is as vibrantly alive as his San Diego ... when Argo launches into an action scene--such as the one in which Blue tries frantically to find a way into a closed Mall where the new man in her life is being attacked by the vicious Stone--I defy any reader to stop before the conclusion of the sequence. In short, John Argo simply must follow up this "Blue" novel with a second. Laurel Humboldt is too vibrant a character to be restricted to a single adventure. Give us another 70,000 words, John! Five Stars."--Terry Sheils, Kim Gaona Reviews
"John Argo has done a good job at creating a plot packed with tension and character-driven suspense in Neon Blue. The insight Mr. Argo provides into the main character of Laurel "Blue" Humboldt's life makes her easy to identify with and we see she is truly a "new age" woman with a head strong drive and who is confident in her career."--Tonya Ramagos, Sharpwriter Reviews
"...kept me turning pages until the very end! I became caught up in this story from page one. Blue's confidence in her abilities as a DEA agent and her vulnerability in her love life makes her a very believable and interesting character. This story is well written and chock-full of intrique, action, and enough doubt about Blue's romance life to keep you guessing to the very end."--Irene Estep, author.
"Very Good, Give it a try."--Tracy Eastgate, Under The Covers Reviews