- File Size: 971 KB
- Print Length: 344 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A841AKC
- Rating: 3.5/5
A deadly secret in a suitcase full of stolen gold leads to a series of unexplainable murders while the FBI hunts for a top foreign killer spy.
The story starts in Latvia, near Riga, during the final days of the Second World War. A young boy Ben Kalninsh searches an abandoned coal mine tunnel for stolen guns the soldiers hid inside. Unfortunately for him, he meets an AWOL Soviet Army officer on the run instead. The officer is involved in a theft of a large amount of gold from one of his superiors and had it hidden inside the same tunnel. Unknown to him, one of the valises holds also a diary with top Soviet secrets related to espionage in the US. And so, by entering the tunnel, Ben sets into motion deadly events which will follow him into his adult life.
Years later, in Minnesota, his father is gunned down. And no one knows why. FBI agents approach Ben with the news of the murder of his father. Special Agent Miriam Dokes and Agent Book are assigned to the case which includes the torture and murder of his father's doctor friend, Karlis Goulbis.
The FBI manager, Bob Sawyer, has a hunch there's something much more valuable than the stolen gold. Due to so many secret projects and so many years gone by, the affair becomes the proverbial search for a "needle in a haystack." In order to find the answers, Ben, the principal character, needs to go back to Switzerland, to a bank where the gold is hidden. And, from there on, Death stalks Ben and all other participants in the gold heist. Nemesis provides the denouement of the story.
Nemesis is the second part of A Suitcase Mystery, it's denouement.
This is a fast paced book. It takes you from the end of WWII to present day. So if you like books in this time frame keep reading ;)
Steven does a great job at crafting his characters and relationships. There is a nice underlying complexity to them that makes them fun to read and interesting.
This is a good example of a fast-paced thriller. You get characters wrapped in intrigue, a quick going story, and lots of little details that you might not notice on the first go.
If you like personage thriller books, check it out.
Steven Nedelton (pseudonym Ned Stevens) writes suspenseful novels in crime, mystery, paranormal and noir thriller sub-genres. His first two novels, Crossroads (new edition is Dangerous Trade) and The Raven Affair, were published traditionally in 2009/2010. His books are at www.snedelton.com.
Author's privately published titles are: Fear!, A Suitcase Mystery, Coma Sins/The Madness of Ben Bluman and Nemesis, the sequel for the A Suitcase Mystery. Steven's novels were evaluated by the Midwest Book Review, The US Review of Books, Book Pleasures and Apex Reviews, and were rated Five Stars.
Recently, three of his novels were accepted by the Awesome Indies group. Fear! received a special recognition from the MBR Journal. Steven was accepted to Awesome Indies Authors group with books - The Raven Affair, Dangerous Trade and Fear!
The Author's books were published under his real name and under his pen-name Ned Stevens.
Books published under Steven Nedelton are: Coma Sins, The Raven Affair and Fear!
Books published under Ned Stevens are: Dangerous Trade, A Suitcase Mystery and Nemesis.
Steven lived for several years in Paris, France and his familiarity with French customs and people are reflected in the Dangerous Trade thriller (originally Crossroads, published in 2008/2009).
Steven holds a BSME (SUNY) and a MSME from the NYU-Polytechnic (Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn). He is a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio. He was licensed in PA and NJ.
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