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'Land Sharks : A Swindle in Sumatra’ by Nancy Raven Smith
Published by Whimsey Wilde,
22 December 2015. ISBN 978-0-98828-584-2
exciting adventure begins in the USA - at a private bank in Beverley Hills
where Lexi acts as investigator of frauds.She has a chequered past and is grateful for this job so she agrees
reluctantly to go to Sumatra to investigate a case for an important private
client of the bank.She is accompanied
by the son of the bank's owner, Steve, who is a neophyte at the investigating
business.The case is to find out
whether the client's daughter, Karista, has gone willingly to Sumatra with her
boyfriend or has been kidnapped.
their arrival in Sumatra they find Karista at a very comfortable hotelapparently well but they still feel doubtful
about her boyfriend.Lexi finds that
Andre, a figure from her past, is also at the hotel and is doubtful about his
intentions towards her.The beauty of the
island and some of the alien attitudes of its inhabitants jostle for attention
with problems over stolen luggage, false passports, credit cards frauds and
violent guards.Experiences during a
jungle sojourn include a confrontation with native inhabitants.This is an action thriller which excites the
reader and reaches a final dramatic confrontation.
Reviewer: Jennifer S. Palmer
further adventure for Lexi, Steve and Andre is planned.
Nancy Raven Smith
grew up in Virginia where she ran horse sport events. On her farm, she rescued
horses, dogs and cats and is an advocate for animal rescue. Later in
California, she traded her event experience for film work. Her screenplays have
won numerous major awards. Raven Smith decided to write one idea as a novel and
discovered a passion for writing mysteries. She is a member of Sisters in
Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Women in Film, and Romance Writers of
America. She was thrilled when "Land Sharks - A Swindle in Sumatra"
was chosen as an Amazon - Kindle Scout Program Selection.
Jennifer PalmerThroughout my reading life crime fiction has been
a constant interest; I really enjoyed my 15 years as an expatriate in the Far
East, the Netherlands &
but occasionally the solace of closing my door to the outside world and sitting
reading was highly therapeutic. I now lecture to adults on historical topics
including Famous Historical Mysteries.