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Book 2 in The Dung Beetles of Liberia series, OUT NOW

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What starts out as a simple trip to Liberia to buy diamonds, ends up as a deadly adventure of political intrigue and the witnessing of a national trauma.

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. - s4story -- About the Book:
In April of 1979, Ken Verrier and his wife, Sam, return to Liberia to buy diamonds. They did not return to get caught up in a rice riot and a coup d'etat. But that's what happens. Ken witnesses and unwittingly participates in a period of Liberia's tumultuous yet poorly documented history---the overthrow of the Tolbert presidency and ultimately the end of the Americo-Liberian one hundred thirty-three years of political and social dominance.

Details of President Tolbert's assassination are sketchy, but through Ken's association with his Americo friends from the past, the CIA agents he meets, and the Liberian military he is forced to deal with, a believable scenario emerges.

While describing the once beautiful country and a kind and generous people, Meier intertwines terrifying tales of the atrocities committed that account for the future pain of an entire nation.

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About the Author:

A retired Aviation Safety Inspector for the FAA, Daniel V. Meier, Jr. has always had a passion for writing. During his college years, he studied American Literature at The University of Maryland Graduate School and in 1980 was published by Leisure Books under the pen name of Vince Daniels. He worked briefly for the Washington Business Journal as a journalist and has been a contributing writer/editor for several aviation magazines. Dan and his wife live in Owings, Maryland, and when he's not writing, they spend their summers sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.

Praise for Blood Before Dawn:
"Meier continues hisThe Dung Beetles of Liberiaseries with this enthralling installment as Ken Verrier returns to Liberia to buy diamonds. It's April of1979. When Ken, accompanied by his strong-willed wife, Sam, planned to return to Liberia to buy diamonds, he had no idea the country was entering a devastatingly tumultuous period of political unrest. Will he get out alive? Meier's insights into the ways corruption, injustice, and atrocities hollow out a nation's soul are cleareyed. His prose is intelligent, the narrative engrossing, and his unflinching forays into the African nation's social, cultural, and political atmosphere are realistic. Along the way, he weaves in high profile assassination, suspense, and daring escapades, keeping readers invested. From its adrenaline-fueled opening to its surprising conclusion, this poignant novel brilliantly captures the population's unrest and the white-hot fury as they struggle to obtain the basic necessities of life. This is a powerful story of civil unrest, corruption, and the arbitrary division between the masses.—The Prairies Book Review

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