Title: Sapphire Pavilion
Series: A Steve Stilwell Thriller #2
Author: David E. Grogan
Publisher: Camel Press
Publication Date: May 1, 2017
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Steve Stilwell’s former Navy JAG Corps buddy Ric Stokes has
been jailed for possession of heroin in Vietnam. He was found in
the same room with his traveling companion Ryan Eversall, who
died of an overdose in the company of a prostitute. Steve knows his
friend is a straight arrow. Was he set up? If so, for what reason?
Steve travels to Ho Chi Minh City in search of the truth.
In no time Steve is targeted by the people who framed his friend.
A beautiful young American businesswoman insinuates her way
into the case. Can she really help, or is she just a dangerous distraction?
Ric and Ryan came to Vietnam in search of an Air Force transport
plane that disappeared in 1968. The pilot was Ryan’s father. Before
the heroin bust, they had located the wreckage. Ryan’s notebook, which
Steve manages to obtain, spells out the exact location. Ryan’s widow
has given Steve’s associate Casey another piece of valuable evidence,
a file labeled “Sapphire Pavilion.” Someone is willing to go to
any lengths to steal both the notebook and the file.
From Virginia and Texas to DC and Vietnam, powerful, all-seeing
forces with unlimited resources are determined to bury the truth about
Sapphire Pavilion. But they have grossly underestimated Steve Stilwell
and his associate Casey, a former Army pilot who lost her leg in a helo
accident. And the ability to inspire loyalty wherever you go can
come in handy when danger lurks behind every corner.
About the Author
David E. Grogan was born in Rome, New York, and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. A certified public accountant and an attorney with a masters degree in International Law, Grogan served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for over 26 years as a Navy Judge Advocate. His experiences abroad and during the course of his career influence every aspect of his writing. Grogan currently resides with his wife in Virginia. They have three children. You can find David online at davidegrogan.com.
Sapphire Pavilion is dedicated to Wounded Warriors and Vietnam War
veterans. Military Times included the novel in their Fall 2017 Reading Guide:
This past fall Grogan launched a new feature on his website called
Voices to Veterans: http://davidegrogan.com/voices-to -veterans