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Literary Flits reviews The Man with the Golden Mind

Great review at Literary Flits of my second Detective Maier thriller, The Man with the Golden Mind, from a while back. Somehow this one escaped me altogether. I am again impressed with a Crime Wave Press offering, this one being a Cold War aftermath spy thriller set in a country about which I knew very […]

Sousath Phetrasy – Child of a Secret War

I was saddened to hear that Sousath Phetrasy, the owner of the Mali Guest House in Phonsavan in Northern Laos, died, in his late 50s, on 25. September 2009. A brilliant and troubled man, Phetrasy was an unlikely veteran of the CIA’s secret war in Laos in the 1960s and 70s, the agency’s largest campaign, […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth – German Cinema Premiere

German Cinema Premiere for Marc Eberle’s film The Most Secret Place on Earth – The CIA’s Covert War in Laos (Screenplay: Marc Eberle/Tom Vater) KÖLN – 26.April, 11.30Uhr | Filmforum NRW im Museum Ludwig: Bischofsgartenstr. 1, 50667 Köln | Tel. 0221. 221 24498 | HAMBURG – 4.Mai, 20 Uhr | Kino Abaton: Allendeplatz 3, […]