Cale Dixon and the Moguk Murders is a 106,000 word complex multicultural international detective mystery dating back to the disappearance of the Huns.
The Hatfields and McCoys fight over the Blood Diamond in The Killing Fields in Burma.
George Orwell once wrote, “When I sit down to write a book, I don’t say to myself, ‘I’m going to produce a work of art.’ I write because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention. But I could not do the work of writing a book, or even a long magazine article if it were not also an aesthetic experience.”
I just finished a one year suspension as a detective for what my superiors thought was a crazy theory about an international bank robber that had better connections than the airlines. It’s a long story. I’ve been working for the last year in the research department at the same precinct under the attractive gray blue eyes of Victoria Short, my boss and with any luck, soon to be my lover. She helped me get reinstated as a research detective. Since then I’ve gotten mixed up in a murder case that began at the Cho Estate Museum in San Francisco.
An Asian man was found inside the museum in the early hours of November 18th with a Un Jang do stuck in his back and through his heart; it’s a ceremonial knife predating the existing borders of Korea – before it was divided by the west. Since the Moguk case began, four people have died, three by the same weapon. I’ve been to Burma, Idaho, and Washington DC where I too was stabbed in the back. In Burma, now called Myanmar, there’s a region called Moguk. The Moguk region is home of one of the finest blood red rubies in the world. I’ve been there. I’ve seen the stones and what they do to people. I’ve had to vanish from the watchful eyes of the Tatmandaw, the military arm of the oppressive regime in control of the country. I’ve had an affair in Mandalay, drank rice whiskey with the Lisu and Palaung villagers and turned cartwheels through opium fields.
When I returned to the States, I realized I had stumbled into the crossfire between two families intricately bound by greed, deceit and revenge. It’s checkers verses chess with these two; one family striving to be crowned while the other family positions to take a queen. The Won family, from South Korea is a distant relative of the Cho dynasty nobility and the Stell family, two of whom were stationed near Seoul at the end of the Korean War. One of the Stell brothers deceitfully married into the Won family for secrets and keys to ancient Hun vaults. The next generation on both sides is now being bled to keep those secrets.
At present, I’m in a hospital bed with two knife wounds in my back and the nurse just injected me with morphine for the pain in my lung. I wonder if the morphine is from Burma. I’m staring into the phosphorescent blood luster of a Moguk Stone as my mind swaggers blindly into the dark. My name is Cale Dixon. Detective Cale Dixon.
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