|About the Book|
Something is brewing inside the ‘City of Brotherly Love’s’ Chinatown district, something sinister and something criminal. Beautiful young women between the ages of sixteen and thirty are disappearing and at an alarming rate. The infamous man believedMoreSomething is brewing inside the ‘City of Brotherly Love’s’ Chinatown district, something sinister and something criminal. Beautiful young women between the ages of sixteen and thirty are disappearing and at an alarming rate. The infamous man believed to be behind these disappearances is known for dealing in human trafficking, the illegal drug trade, prostitution, and extortion. But there is no proof of his direct involvement.Though he is only one of three triad bosses in Chinatown, he is the most powerful one and is rarely challenged, thanks largely to the deadly reputation of his feared bodyguard Cobra. Cobra is a ruthless and unmerciful killing machine, a martial artist extraordinaire. No man who has ever challenged him in battle ever walked away unscathed. Cobra is a force to be reckoned with. In addition to his bodyguard, the nefarious gangster runs an underground martial arts academy. His students are trained primarily to provide security for his illegal business enterprise and to shakedown the businesses they want to extort.One day a young and beautiful Asian business woman disappears. Unfortunately, for this triad gang, this occurrence immediately introduces another force to be reckoned into the picture. He is a childhood friend of the missing Asian woman. A former CIA operative, he is a highly intelligent and educated man and a deadly and feared martial artist in his own right. He is also the head of a highly respected and acclaimed advanced school for the martial arts outside of the city limits. Wanting to find out more about his friend’s disappearance, he accepts an invitation to a tournament hosted by the very man suspected of kidnapping her. With five of his top students tagging along, he heads into the enemy’s camp. There he finds more questions than he does answers. He also comes face to face with the Devil himself…Cobra. Their violent encounter is one for the history books. In time he finds answers to all of his questions. Along the way he finds the woman of his dreams and love as well.Merino – an action-packed story about good triumphing over evil and a friend’s unwavering loyalty in a story mixed with romance. They just don’t write them like this anymore. I do.