Escape from Second Eden

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Eiko Mueller’s life spirals out of control with her husband’s embassy assignment in Ceylon. In 1969 on this tropical island, the duty starts out just like any other until the Ceylon switches from democracy to socialism. She is a pawn in a nation-against-nation chess match for power and control. But unlike in real chess, this pawn has assets and survival skills beyond measure. More

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Words: 111,910
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458117021
About J.L. Murphey

I now live in northeast Georgia foothills.Where we are etching out a homestead in a hollow. I have four beautiful daughters and nine absolutely wonderful grandchildren.

I've been a published writer for over thirty years. Genres under various pen names include, suspense/thrillers, science fiction, children, southern fiction, nonfiction, Christian nonfiction, and inspiration/motivation nonfiction, and humor. Articles published in various magazines.


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Review by: Thomas Wilson on July 21, 2011 :
It's an excellent book! Part history, and seventy-percent true, but you have to guess which parts are true.

I know this because I know the author and she told me. The two main characters in her book are based off her true to life mom and dad who were attached to the U.S. Embassy in what became Sri Lanka after the revolution!

It's a riveting story of espionage where nobody is who they seem and you never know who is working for whom. If you like historical, romantic, espionage stories then this is the book for you! I really enjoyed it, and didn't want the adventure to end. Hopefully there will be further adventures of Eiko and Jack Mueller.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Charlotte Henley Babb on March 27, 2011 :
The suspense keeps building in this international thriller as Eiko Mueller, a survivor of Nagasaki and wife of an American marine, is targeted as the vulnerable point of diplomatic intrigue. Set in the Nixon era near the end of the Vietnam war, the story takes place as Ceylon, the "Second Paradise," renounces its British commonwealth status to become Sri Lanka.

Each embassy has its eye on Eiko through their operatives, and it's not always clear who the bad guys are. This is a fun read, with a glance into the culture of Southeast Asia, the culture of diplomacy. It explores the strength of a woman who has learned how to make her place in whatever circumstances challenge her.

I'd like to read more about Eiko, her back story and her further adventures in the Intelligence community.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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