Riddle of the Five Buddhas

by Rose Ameser Bannigan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/2/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 456
ISBN : 9781420859027
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 456
ISBN : 9781467029285

About the Book

Leaving an abusive father, eighteen-year old Christie marries Marine pilot Kenneth Doran just before his Vietnam assignment.  There he  joins a plot to steal U.S. Embassy money.  As the war ends, Ken’s plane crashes.  Injured and suffering from amnesia, he is befriended by northern Thai Hmong villagers.

Concurrently, senior Vietnamese officials illegally transfer millions of state-owned funds to Swiss banks.  The secret numbers are concealed in five Buddha statuettes to enable them to claim funds later.

Working in a San Francisco gift shop, Christie accidentally acquires several Buddhas.  An American journalist and the CIA, tracing the stolen money, pursue Christie.  Discovery of Ken’s survival takes Christie to Thailand and involvement in searching for the hidden money and gold.


About the Author

Rose Bannigan worked for the CIA in Washington and Germany and The Asia Foundation in San Francisco, New York and Afghanistan.  Subsequently, she joined the National Academy of Sciences’ international office managing programs which involved travel to the Middle East, Africa and Asia.  Primarily, she was responsible for technical and administrative development programs in Indonesia and Thailand.

This is her second novel, following The Snowstorm Murders, which was published by AuthorHouse, in early 2005.

An Ohio native,  Rose Bannigan lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, John, a lecturer and writer.   They still travel abroad and spend time at their homes in Southern Shores, North Carolina and in Hampshire County, West Virginia.