The casualties of war take many forms. When Amerasian ER doctor Carmen Nguyen suspects that her father, Langston Blue, who disappeared during the Vietnam War, may be alive, she hires cheroot-smoking, African-American bail bondsman and Vietnam vet CJ Floyd to help her find him. CJ’s discoveries aren’t pretty: Carmen’s father was an elite assassin operating behind enemy lines, authorized to kill anyone who got in his way, from innocent villagers to presidents. During his final, fateful mission, Blue apparently discovered some troubling information on secret U.S. government programs—information that made his life expendable. Soon Carmen, CJ, and his new partner, Flora Jean, are following a trail of double deals, Vietnamese racism, political corruption, and power grabs that lead all the way to the halls of the U.S. Senate. Resurrecting Langston Blue is a riveting read—a mystery and political thriller that twists and turns right up to the very end.
About Robert Greer
Robert Greer is a professor of pathology, medicine, dermatology, and dentistry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, where he specializes in head and neck pathology and cancer research. The author of nine CJ Floyd mysteries, including The Devil’s Hatband,The Mongoose Deception, andFirst of State, as well as two medical thrillers, he reviews books for KUVO, a Denver NPR affiliate. Learn more about Robert Greer at www.robertgreerbooks.com.
“Greer delivers a top-notch, tautly woven adventure that extends his development of the African American detective novel.” —The Bloomsbury Review
“... a taut mystery intertwined with political detail.” —Ebony magazine
“An entertaining, white-knuckle thrill ride with the powers that be.” —Booklist
“Greer remains a taut, powerful writer, and Resurrecting Langston Blue will keep you involved—and nervous.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer