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Novel’s Thrilling Sequel Returns to South Korea’s Dark Side

The stunning international thriller The Women of Cho: Heart and Seoul is the sequel to David C. Dagley’s first novel Cale Dixon and the Moguk Murders. His first murder mystery introduces Cale Dixon, a suspended detective who is assigned to a case just prior to his reinstatement. A South Korean man has been murdered: his mouth stuffed with Moguk rubies, knifed with a weapon that has been passed down through generations of Cho Dynasty women.
The second book begins when Monica Won Cho Stell, half Korean and half American, is invited by the Won family to visit South Korea from the States to learn more about her mother and her family history. Her mother committed suicide when Monica was young to protect her daughter.

As a family funeral takes place, Monica is drawn further into a web of family history and international intrigue.

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Says reviewer E. Lind, “The highlight of this novel is definitely the characters. The Women of Cho has a full, complex cast that interacts and intersects dramatically; each hero and villain is complete and fleshed out on his or her own, but it is the interplay of these diverse personalities – and their entwined pasts – that proves most compelling. As well, Mr. Dagley has managed to capture the colors and textures of his scenes with such gripping and authentic descriptions that the various foreign locations come alive, becoming essential to the story itself. The Women of Cho, therefore, is wholly experiential – the reader is instantly captivated by all the nuance of the writing and the intensity of the characters.”

About the Author: World traveler David C. Dagley grew up in Mill Valley, California, lived in Alaska for 24 years, and has been has been a ship captain in the Bering Sea. He has traveled primarily in Southeast Asia for the past four years. The inspiration for this book came from the four years he taught English in South Korea and his curiosity about Korean culture.

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“This suspenseful sequel is not only a fascinating book, but it takes readers on a mad dash around the world to solve murders with the aid of Cale Dixon, from the prequel. We are pleased to be the publisher of such fine novels,” said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.

THE WOMEN OF CHO: HEART AND SEOUL (Softcover ISBN: 978-1-63135-780-0) is now available for $16.95 (Kindle ISBN: 978-1-68181-590-9, $9.99; ePub ISBN: 978-1- 68181-591-6, $9.99) and can be ordered through the publisher’s website: or at or
WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email
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