Bio: Jim Woods was born in a grassy ditch at the side of an Arkansas backroad while his family was enroute to Kentucky, on foot. His next journey, alone, was via steam train to California on his high school graduation day. The U.S. Navy showed him that oceans are gateways, not barriers, and he has since set foot on six continents and in six-dozen countries. His adventures include being held prisoner in Angola. He?s a technical writer, magazine editor and independent book editor. He has published six books of his own and several hundred magazine articles in national outdoors magazines.
Meeting Mandela: South Africa vacationers encounter the President. Romance Revisited: A voyage of rediscovery. One More for the Road: A growing family's trials. Birds of a Feather: A construction worker is attracted to a waitress. Railway to Heaven: Kentucky is Hell; therefore distant California must be Heaven. Blow, Gabriel, Blow: A young man makes music. Diamond Exchange: A courier delivers stolen jewels. Literary Life: A publisher and editor disagree. King of Vulture Valley: An old deser... more info>>
The holiday in serene and scenic Mexico is anything but, as it unravels into an international kidnapping and drug smuggling terror experience for a busload of tourists from north of the border. A fellow traveler who knows a thing or two about border relations that the tour agents keep to themselves has chosen to violate Mexican law and carry his concealed pistol across the border. With the aid of a couple of ex GIs from past wars who haven't forgotten over the years how to do battle, he saves t... more info>>
Detective Eddie Harper sometimes is too good a cop for his own good. His lieutenant insists that he sniffs out crime where the evidence doesn't exist. When Harper gets the feeling that a sea-going funeral service is into more than simply scattering ashes for grieving families, he ignores his Lieutenant's order to stop his investigation. Going undercover on his own, he uncovers not only clandestine disposal of kidnap and murder victims, but drug trafficking as well, all under control of a beauti... more info>>
An international courier--know him as Rincon--is paid well to discreetly convey the interests of his clients who operate on the shady side, even the dark side, of law and convention. In the case of "The Diamond Exchange," that task is clandestinely transporting a priceless collection of precious jewels clustered in gold as well as enshrouded in a country's turbulent history. Rincon escorts the national treasure from Europe to South America and back, all in the course of his dangerous but highly... more info>>