Desert Jade: A Letty Valdez Mystery

by C.J. Shane

Tucson private investigator and Iraq War veteran Letty Valdez joins forces with an unlikely ally, Chinese police Detective Inspector Zhou Liang Wei, in Desert Jade, a fast-paced mystery-suspense thriller set in the Sonoran Desert.

We meet a migrant lost and out of water in the desert, Chinese triad gangsters engaged in criminal activities on the U.S.-Mexico border, a woman murdered in her backyard, a husband who vanished with a large sum of money, and three abducted young women threatened with sex trafficking.

There’s a touch of romance, too, when cop Zhou first meets one of Letty’s friends. Don’t forget Milagro (aka Millie), the runt-sized female pit bull who performs a heroic act and saves a life.

Readers have said of Desert Jade:
“Letty is nobody’s fool and with her at the helm I found myself in anticipation of what happens next.”
“I was very entertained by this story. while the writing was not complicated, the story lines were exciting and, at times, pulse pounding.”
“If you love mysteries, strong female characters, Tucson culture and pit bulls, you will want to read this book. It has an intriguing plot, is fast-paced, full of interesting local details and leaves you wanting another installment.”
“Loved the dialog and tone. Kept me reading till the end.”
“Well-developed story, believable characters…Just clear prose and great storytelling. Thankfully the author left open the door to a sequel.”

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Category: Mystery – Private Investigators