Readers' five-star reviews of Desert Jade:
~~An enjoyable and suspenseful book! Desert Jade is the first Letty Valdez mystery. It's a fast moving and richly textured book set in Tucson, Arizona. I was pulled in immediately by well crafted characters and fine descriptions of the southwest and local culture.
~~An international mystery embroiled with the border between Mexico and Arizona and the Chinese underworld. Letty is nobody's fool and with her at the helm I found myself in anticipation of what happens next. I enjoyed the addition of a lifesaving rescue dog named Millie and a bit of romance thrown in. A wonderful first Letty Valdez mystery.
~~I loved this look! The insights on the different cultures was very interesting. I appreciate accurate research on the border smuggling also.
Desert Jade: A Letty Valdez Mystery #1
by C.J. Shane
Tucson private investigator and Iraq War vet Letty Valdez joins forces with an unlikely ally, Chinese police Detective Inspector Zhou LiangWei who has been sent to Arizona on the advice of Interpol to track the activities of Hong Kong Triad gangsters.
In this fast-paced suspense thriller, the two work together to stop the murderous Triad smugglers, and at the same time, find and rescue three abducted young women.
Mystery + suspense + a touch of romance = a page-turner set in the Sonoran Desert!
Desert Jade: A Letty Valdez Mystery was named a 2018 finalist for
Best Thriller-Suspense, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards