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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure
  • Language:English
  • Series title:A John Moore Mystery
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:340
  • eBook ISBN:9781098391300
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098391294

Legacy of Evil

A John Moore Mystery

by Ed Marohn

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The Neo-Nazis, the Baader-Meinhof Gang, a stolen Cold War nuclear weapon, the Arctic by dog sled, and the mob connection in Miami—once again, the CIA has John Moore up to his neck in alligators and fighting for his life in the Action-Adventure-Thriller, Legacy of Evil. In the first novel, Legacy of War, Psychologist John Moore returned to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to investigate his PTSD patient's suicide, leading to two Vietnam War criminals—one who is an American. In the sequel, Legacy of Evil, Moore lands in LAX, demoralized from his first CIA mission. Fighting his past Vietnam War demons, he quits his psychology practice and decides to work for the CIA again. Sent to Holland and Germany to expose neo-Nazis who infiltrated the Agency, Moore learns of a missing Cold War-era nuclear weapon. After interrogating former members of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, he races against time to locate the nuke ahead of the neo-Nazis, who want to launch a new world order with it. In the Lapland Arctic taiga, Moore, with his Siberian Husky lead dog, Sheba, confront both the frigid elements and the neo-Nazis. His only salvation may be the New Jersey mob contacts in Miami.
Legacy of Evil, by Ed Marohn, is the second novel in the action-adventure series about Psychologist John Moore, who works for the CIA. He finds himself in the middle of a "factions war" between the present second-in-command of the CIA, James Woodruff, and a rival connected to the neo-Nazis, who will stop at nothing to unseat him. Woodruff sends Moore to Holland and Germany to help expose any neo-Nazis who had infiltrated the CIA. In the process, he meets with former members of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, an anarchist group that committed murders and bombings in West Germany and other parts of Europe starting in the 1970s. He soon learns that a nuclear device fell into their hands and is unaccounted for after all these years. John rushes to Finland, and eventually, Lapland above the Arctic Circle, to locate the nuclear weapon for the CIA. However, an elaborate international neo-Nazi group aims to find the atomic device first as part of their plan to create a new world order. A dangerous chase sequence develops as John Moore, his fellow CIA partner, and his Finnish guide race by dogsled on the Arctic taiga pursued by the fascist group. Throughout, Moore struggles with his demons from killing in the Vietnam War. Ironically during his last mission for the CIA in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to pursue war criminals, he befriended his former North Vietnam enemy, Colonel Tin, who he fought against in the war. He also became a friend to national policewoman Hieu, who partnered with him to catch the bad guys. Now Tin and Hieu try to help him against the neo-Nazis. Along with a mafia hitman who had saved John's life in Saigon during the war. Readers who enjoy espionage, political intrigue, mystery, action, adventure, thrillers, and historical events laced into fiction should find this book of interest.
About the author

Ed Marohn was an executive with the International Fortune 500 companies Continental AG and Michelin Tire Corporation. He served in the US Army as a captain with the 25th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne Division in the Vietnam War and awarded three Bronze Stars, one Air Medal, and two Army Commendation Medals. Marohn was the Assistant Professor of Military History at the University of Nevada.  He has an MA in Counseling (psychology) from the University of Nevada and a BA in Political Science from the University of Idaho. 

He has written as a newspaper columnist and published fiction and non-fiction articles in Idaho Magazine, Hard-Boiled Mystery Magazine, Army Magazine, Limberlost Literary Journal, and various business journals. Legacy of EvilA John Moore Mystery, is his sequel novel to Legacy of War. Both are available in paperback and Kindle.

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