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Sign of the Dragon
by Neil Low

Alan Stewart and Vera Deward Murder Mysteries Book 2

"Sign of the Dragon literally grabbed me from the first page. I started while waiting in my doctor's office, and for once, was glad they were running behind schedule. This book has two women spies who are both strong and sexy." -- Ballard Girl, fan, Seattle.

Returning to the scene of his first novel, THICK AS THIEVES, Author Neil Low proves once again that in the shadowy underbelly of a big city, nothing is as it first appears, and what you don't know just might hurt you after all...

"I just finished Alan and Vera's saga with the metal shipments. I was young but remember my folks talking with disgust about us shipping scrap to Japan. I did not realize the value of brass until I read your book. I'm looking forward to your next Alan and Vera saga." -- Lee, fan, Seattle.

The number 2 best-selling Trade Mystery paperback in 2009 (Independent Mystery Bookseller Association).

1940--Seattle--The eve of WWII. Imperial Japan threatens to conquer Asia and the entire Pacific Theater. Despite anit-war protests and Congressional intervention, critical supplies and support are flowing into Japan from America's West Coast ports, including shipments of scrap iron and steel from Seattle's trolley lines, enabling Japan to make its war machines to expand and tighten its grip on Asia. Because it can be used to make munitions, brass becomes the most coveted metal of all. Alan Stewart teams with Tiger Lee, a sexy American operative on a mission to disrupt the spy network led by the White Dragon, a dangerous Japanese samurai whose movements are shrouded in mystery. What begins as a hunt for justice quickly turns into a maelstrom of revenge and a race against the clock as politics become personal and loyalties are tested from every side.

"Here's the first thing I can tell you about Neil Low's new novel: There are strong women herein. If you don't like strong women or stories about them, find another book. The mood of this tale reminds me of the foggy, black and white crime movies of the period before World War II, and that's not accidental. It's clear that the author has extensively reserached the Seattle of that era and makes that time real to his readers with deft, subtle touches. This story may humor you, and it's likely to get your juices flowing. But perhaps most importantly, it's going to make you think, because it has more twists and turns than the catacombs under Chinatown, which Low describes vividly. And here is something else I can tell you: You will have to wonder if Low's catacombs (underneath Seattle's Japan Town) are real or if they are stuff of legend and myth: "Ay, there's the rub," as someone else who knew a thing or two about telling a good story once wrote." --Lowen Clausen, Author of The River, First Avenue, Second and Beyond, and Third and Forever.

"A friend asked me to describe your style and I said, "It's like Mickey Spillane had dinner at Tai Tung and lost Mike Hammer somewhere between there and Ivar's where they were headed for late night clam chowder! And now, I gotta get back to Alan and Vera." -- Lee, fan, Seattle.

"My husband has read your books three or four times each. He loves them. We also purchased them for each set of our parent,s and they are also fans. Anyway, we can't wait for your next book." -- Shari Cotes, fan, Federal Way.
 

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