No Right Way - author Michael Niemann presents his new thriller at Third Place Books Sunday

Thursday, October 3, 2019

No Right Way (Coffeetown Press; June 2019)
Michael Niemann

Third Place Books Lake Forest Park
17171 Bothell Way NE LFP 98155 
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 6pm.

It is the fall of 2015. The refugee stream from Syria into Turkey has swelled to unprecedented numbers. Valentin Vermeulen, investigator for the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services, is sent to check that the money sent to alleviate the crisis is spent for the intended purposes.

He visits a newly established UN sub-office in Gaziantep, southern Turkey. After being stood up by the local administrator, Vermeulen spends the weekend in Kilis to see if the refugees not living in official camps receive proper aid. He makes his way to a rough tent camp. None of the refugees there have received any aid.

At the camp, he meets Rima, who’s questioned by the police in connection with the murder of her friend. His decision to help her sets in motion a violent confrontation from which they barely escape. Despite her plea for help, he has to go back to Gaziantep.

His investigation into why the refugees in the camp haven’t received any aid leads to the discovery of an audacious fraud perpetrated by the local mafia. Since Rima hasn’t stopped asking questions either, both are chased by the mafia and the police. Desperate to recover the stolen millions and keep Rima safe, Vermeulen faces his toughest challenge yet.

This is the fourth in the Valentin Vermeulen Thriller series.

Michael Niemann will present his new
book at Third Place Books Sunday

About the Author

Michael Niemann grew up in a small town in Germany, ten kilometers from the Dutch border. Crossing that border often at a young age sparked in him a curiosity about the larger world. 

He studied political science at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universit√§t in Bonn and international studies at the University of Denver. 

During his academic career he focused his work on southern Africa and frequently spent time in the region. 

After taking a fiction writing course from his friend, the late Fred Pfeil, he embarked on a different way to write about the world.


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