|Maryelizabeth is a particular fan of the works of LA Noir at the Bar femme fatale author Lisa Brackmann, and was pleased to include Lisa in Akashic’s San Diego Noir anthology. Iraq War vet Ellie McEnroe, introduced in Rock Paper Tiger, returns in Hour of the Rat, as she is entangled in an international conspiracy involving China’s burgeoning modernization and its terrifying possible environmental consequences. Lisa will discuss international intrigue with Richard Lange.||
Iraq War vet Ellie McEnroe has a pretty good life in Beijing, representing the work of controversial dissident Chinese artist Zhang Jianli. Even though Zhang’s mysterious disappearance of over a year ago has her in the sights of the Chinese authorities. Even though her Born-Again mother has come for a visit and shows no signs of leaving. But things really get complicated when Ellie’s search for an Army buddy’s missing brother entangles her in a conspiracy that may or may not involve a sinister biotech company, eco-terrorists, an art-obsessed Chinese billionaire and lots of cats—a conspiracy that will take her on a wild chase through some of China’s most beautiful and most surreal places.
About the Author
Lisa Brackmann has worked as an executive at a major motion picture studio, an issues researcher in a presidential campaign, and was the singer/songwriter/bassist in an LA rock band. Yes, she will do karaoke, and she’s looking to buy a bass ukulele.