The Telltale Tattoo
A young boy’s life is torn apart in 1973 Vietnam when U.S. soldiers assault his fishing village, mistakenly thinking it’s a Viet Cong base. The scary image of a tattoo on the arm of one of the soldiers haunts Nguyen Chinh over the years as he rises to a position of status and wealth. Now he has the means to finally put his nightmares to rest.
Vincent Taggart, the soldier with that tattoo, has also become a successful businessman. But he has problems that could destroy everything he’s accumulated. His company has run afoul of the law, and he knows it will only be a matter of time before the feds come after him; his wife knows he’s been cheating on her; and an organized crime boss, with whom he’s had dealings over the years, will likely seek revenge when he discovers Taggart’s treachery.
Unaware at first of Chinh’s search for him, Taggart knows one thing – he has to escape before it’s too late.
About John DeBoer (Fayetteville, North Carolina Author)
After graduating from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, John L. DeBoer, M.D., F.A.C.S. completed a surgical residency in the U.S. Army and then spent three years in the Medical Corps as a general surgeon. Thirty years of private practice later, he retired to begin a new career as a writer. Dr. DeBoer is a member of International Thriller Writers. He has lived in North Carolina for the last thirty years.