An In-Store Event!
This is an IN-STORE EVENT with authors Carl Vonderau and Adam Sikes. The event will consist of a 30 minute discussion, followed by a Q&A with the audience, and finally a book signing.
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About the Authors
CARL VONDERAU is a former banker and anti-money laundering specialist turned crime fiction writer. A graduate of Stanford University, Carl has lived and worked in Latin America, Canada, and North Africa. His debut thriller, MURDERABILIA, won the Best Debut Mystery award from Left Coast Crime and the San Diego Book award for Best Mystery. SAVING MYLES is his latest novel. Carl lives in San Diego with his wife.
ADAM SIKES is the author of the international thriller, LANDSLIDE, and the forthcoming novel, THE UNDERHANDED, set for release in April 2024. Before taking up the pen professionally, Adam spent twenty-five years in national security as a US Marine and then as a paramilitary officer with the CIA, having served in Central Asia, East Africa, and Europe. Adam now resides in Southern California with his family.
About SAVING MYLES
Wade, a respected banker in La Jolla, CA, and his estranged wife, Fiona, make the unbearable decision to send their teenage son, Myles, away to an expensive treatment center after a streak of harmful behavior. After a year of treatment, Myles comes home, seemingly rehabilitated. But soon, he sneaks off to Tijuana to buy drugs—and is kidnapped.
When the ransom call comes, Fiona is frantic and accepts help from Andre, the Quebecois whose charity Fiona runs. Wade is wary of Andre’s reputation and the bank he owns, but seeing no other way to secure a kidnap negotiator or the ransom, he swallows his doubts to get his son home.
In order to get the ransom money, Wade makes a deal with Andre—he’ll work for Andre’s bank in exchange for the cash. But as Wade races to rescue Myles before his kidnappers lose their patience, he realizes he’s wrapped up in more crime than just a kidnapping—he’s now indebted to a cartel.
U.S. Marine veteran Mason Hackett moved to London to start his life over, and he’s done his best to convince himself that what happened fifteen years ago doesn’t matter—the people he killed, the men he lost, the lives he ruined. But when Mason sees the face of a dead friend flash on a television screen and then receives a mysterious email referencing a CIA operation gone bad, he can no longer ignore his inner demons.
Driven by loyalty and a need to uncover the truth, Mason launches on a perilous journey from the Czech Republic to Romania toward the war-torn separatist region in eastern Ukraine to honor a fifteen-year-old promise. The answers he seeks—the fate of a friend and his connection to the underworld of international arms dealers and defense corporations—throw Mason into the cauldron of a covert war where no one can be trusted.