The Mystery Hotel
Come for a Rest...or to Die
About the Book
Computer mogul Johnny Ornelas escapes the corporate life to settle down on the beautiful island of Saipan. He buys a luxury hotel and plans to make a life in his new, tropical climate. Then he hears the rumors. Apparently, ghosts haunt his dream hotel—ghosts that make noise and bother customers. But the ghosts aren’t the only problem. Mystery surrounds the hotel, too, as Johnny discovers reports of people who have gone missing from inside the hotel. Is there something supernatural haunting Johnny’s guests … or is it something much more human? Prostitution, gambling, and drugs run rampant on the island, due to the influences of the odious gang known as the Japanese Yakuza, and also by a Chinese Tong and several local criminal types. They may have something to do with the murders at the hotel. Johnny calls in reinforcements—a private investigator, a retired Los Angeles Sheriff ’s sergeant, and even an FBI agent. Together, they might be able to solve the mysteries. Johnny can’t help but make time for love. The hotel’s attorney, Jan Nan, has caught his attention. She’s pretty, ambitious, and focused—more so on her job than on a relationship. Johnny doesn’t give up easily, though. He is committed to solving the mysteries and stopping the violence at his hotel. Most importantly, he is determined to eliminate the gangs and save the island paradise he calls home.
About the Author
Joe Race was a policeman and instructor for forty-five years prior to his retirement. He is now an adjunct instructor at Northern Marianas College in the fields of criminal justice and English. This is his tenth novel; he has also written a cookbook, a children’s book, and a true account of the Vietnam War (with USMC Gunnery Sergeant Robert Holm). He lives on beautiful Saipan with his wife and two children. Visit him online at www.josephrace.com.