The fall of 2015. It’s been four years since the civil war in Syria started and over a year since ISIS took over major parts of the country. The refugee stream into Turkey has swelled to unprecedented numbers. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is scrambling to offer services and shelter to the multitudes. The Turkish government is doing what it can. Money from the rest of the world and European governments is flowing in to help alleviate the crisis. Numerous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are using UN funds to do the on-the-ground work to house and feed refugees.
"Niemann's memorable fourth Valentin Vermeulen thriller...blends anunusual locale with an appealing, relatable hero while drawing attention to the plight of refugees. Readers will look forward to Vermeulen's next assignment." - Publishers Weekly
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 Universität 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.
His first fiction publication was the story "Africa Always Needs Guns," which appeared in the 2012 Mystery Writers of America anthology Vengeance, edited by Lee Child. Valentin Vermeulen, his protagonist, first appeared in that story. This story is now available as a Kindle Single. Since then, Valentin Vermeulen has appeared in three novels, Legitimate Business and Illicit Trade, and Illegal Holdings. He also features in two stories, "Big Dreams Cost Too Much" and "Some Kind of Justice." No Right Way, the fourth Vermeulen novel will be published in June 2019. For more information, go to: michael-niemann.com and facebook.com/MichaelNiemannAuthor/"