My Big Adventure – Writing eBooks as an Expat

The Plan: Murder, Mystery Conspiracy eBook Publish Date Set For September. 

I am almost done! The Plan is with the copy editor, and should be ready by the middle of this month. I have to admit that as a retired person, I’ve been working awfully hard. But I don’t think I would be happy doing NOTHING! I am happiest when writing, and now I have more time to follow my dreams, and in such a beautiful location. I highly recommend “expating.” Here’s what our week looks like:

In the next hour, Fred and I are going out to lunch with a couple of soon-to-be expat friends from Arizona, who are planning to come back to Cuenca to retire next year. We actually have a busy schedule this week —three lunch dates, a raw foods cooking class with Susan Schenck, a trip to the organic market and on Sunday, helping our friend Don Colón move his restaurant to a new location on the Central Square. Colón is a character in my book. This chef once hosted a television cooking show in Quito, and is a fun person to be around. He saves the beautiful lady, at the end! (of course).
THE PLAN is an alternative fiction novel based on the real lives of two Deep South, gay black lawyers. The bond between Clinton and Joe (one of them, married) is broken when Joe is reportedly found hanged. A suicide seems impossible to Clint, and Joe’s widow is acting cagey. Clinton Moore believes Joe Means was tortured and murdered, and that his and Joe’s shared obsession—investigating and fact gathering about the cover-up of various murders of civil rights activists, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,and President John F. Kennedy—is the reason for Joe’s death. Clinton believes he is next on the list, and that solving Joe’s murder is his only chance of survival.

When he discovers Joe’s wife has been spirited away as an expat to South America, Clinton sends his trusted legal assistant, Mollie Johnson, to Cuenca, Ecuador for the adventure of her life. She joins forces with journalist Sara Mercury, and together they take readers into the high Andes to bring home the widow, Tara Means. Filled with civil rights and alternative history, hopefully to titillate the most sophisticated conspiracy theorist, this is my first foray into thriller fiction; my goal has been to write a book that is thought-provoking and a fun read!
Reader will discover ties to the Ku Klux Klan, Militia, Neo Nazis, Chile’s Colonia Dignidad, NSA, FBI,CIA and the assassinations of two famous civil rights leaders and President John F. Kennedy keep the pace moving in this historical fiction thriller novel, first of a crime action adventure and mystery series.

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My advice —Stay with the story. It’s fast and furious, offers a paranormal subtheme, and includes a high-speed car chase in the Andes with Colón at the wheel. I promise you’ll be surprised.

The story opens in New York City, when a friend of Clinton Moore, a history professor and crime sleuth reads news of an upcoming trial in Chile. One of his own colleagues disappeared in a South American CIA-supported torture camp, Colonia Dignidad, and he plans to travel to Santiago, to aid his friend’s sister who will be testifying.

THE PLAN moves to the Mississippi delta, as Clinton Moore lays out the story of why he and his friend have been murdered. But then, it is on to Cuenca, Ecuador as a talented paralegal tries to save the wife of her (now) dead boss’s dead best friend!

Does Mollie Johnson have a ghost of a chance finding Tara Means? Perhaps she does, when a compromised but passionate journalist, fired from The Dallas News for writing too many JFK assassination stories, tries to help, with interference (good and bad) from an Embassy attaché, a flirtatious Cuencano chef and a very old CIA asset with ties to the assassinations AND to Colonia Dignidad!

Are you looking for adventure and mystery? THE PLAN is based on a true story, and is a work of historical or alternative fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents either come from my imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.
—Historical Fiction
—Alternative Fiction Novel
—Mystery Novels
—Crime Thriller
—Action and Adventure
ISBN-10:  0-9826049-7-1
ISBN-13:  978-0-9826049-7-7

THE PLAN – an alternative history adventure and mystery novel – is set for publication in September of 2013. – See more at: Ebooks From Susan