I write novels that explore the frailties of the human soul, both comically and tragically, and are far reaching in distance and in scope. My genres encompass characters across the globe and vary from science fiction to suspense to comedy-adventure. My characters are a psychotic diplomat in Bangkok, an alcoholic engineer in Eritrea, a dog-hating expat befriended by a sheltie showdog, and a detective haunted by a female spelunker given up for dead in a New Mexico cave.
My careers as U.S. Foreign Service officer and civilian engineer have seen over sixty-five visas stamped in a shoebox full of passports (including diplomatic). I spend my time now between Los Angeles and Bangkok. The two “City of Angels” provide provocative material to populate my “idea” files for future stories.
In 1980 the American Embassy in Bangkok is under threat from one of its own…Diplomat Axel Trink’s career is tainted with wrongdoings and an obsession with gaining revenge on his boss Josephine Bateman, who years earlier took advantage of him in Tel Aviv to jump-start her own Foreign Service career. This obsession takes a deadly turn when Trink gets involved with local terrorists and gangsters.