The Uighur Plot

Thomas McKinley, a recently retired Marine Corps officer, goes to Honduras to research a book on the Contras. There, he meets Honduran-American Elena Johnson de Vasquez – attractive and very good with a gun. They run afoul of a local Arab marijuana grower and trafficker and become embroiled in an international plot involving a rogue U.S. agency operation and the Russian and Chinese governments. More

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Published: July 26, 2011
Words: 84,730
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466095250
About W.H. Wheeler

Stories and language are my passion. For a while in elementary school, the two teachers in "Auditorium" would let me stand in front of the class and tell stories that I made up as I went along. They dubbed me "Big Chief Storyteller." Looking back, I think they mostly enjoyed not having to do any teaching for half an hour. I asked my 8th grade teacher what language I should take in high school. She said, "Take Latin. It's a great foundation." Uh huh. I took it and found out it was, shall we say, challenging. I took four years of it and added French and Spanish in the last two years. In college, I got a degree in French language and literature, and had a couple of years each of Russian and Arabic. I've picked up a few other languages over the years, operated an international marketing services and translation business, and done tech writing in aerospace companies.

Besides my current mysteries and thrillers, a long time ago I had two "hi-lo" novellas published, high-interest low vocabulary level books for teens with reading problems. They were "Wet Fire" and "Counterfeit!". The publishing company was sold and bought a number of times, and both of the books are still around in various editions.

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, I have lived in the Los Angeles, California, area for many years. And, no, I was never a hippie. Probably just as well.

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