East River by Derrick "John" Jeffrey
A thriller from inside the United Nations
From New York to Bangkok to Cambodia
New York City 1968
A woman of no importance enters the United Nations headquarters in New York City one morning in mid-autumn. She walks up to the UN's director of public information, pulls out a handgun and calmly blows him away. She jumps through the shattered plate glass window into the New York East River and disappears below the surface of the murky water.
The only witness to the event is a Cuban-American freelance journalist who is told that what he saw never occurred, but instead, the senior UN official committed suicide.
What follows next is the rest of the story in exciting page-by-page narrative, spanning more than two decades in a saga of murder, money laundering, corruption, witchcraft and the sincerity of an older woman's love of a younger man.
Three Pagoda Press
Size 110 x 180 mm