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Forty Years after their release from the Hanoi Hilton, three American Prisoners of War return to Vietnam to make peace with their former captor, Mr. Wonderful. The State Department hopes a reconciliation will cement a major trade agreement.

But when Mr. Wonderful is found murdered, the three ex-POW's are accused of the crime and the multimillion dollar deal threatens to unravel. . . Enter pilot, aspiring Buddhist, and former military assassin Cordell Logan.

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What he soon uncovers proves to be a vexing and increasingly dangerous mystery. Who really killed the guard and why? Unlocking the answers will test every ounce of Logan’s ingenuity and resolve, while risking his life as never before.

Working with a newly formed covert intelligence unit that answers directly to the White House, Logan is dispatched to Hanoi to identify the real killer as the trade agreement threatens to implode.

“Outstanding…Freed pulls off the remarkable feat of writing an entertaining first-class suspense yarn while addressing serious political and personal issues in an even-handed, informed manner.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A nifty detective story with juicy writing and a very likeable hero.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“A suspenseful, well-written thriller with enough plot twists to keep readers wondering what will happen next.”

— Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press

"A word of caution, do not start The Three-Nine Line with the intent of reading a chapter per night. It is just not going to happen. This tale draws the reader in so deeply that one can’t stop turning to the next page."

— Ann Suggs, Noir Journal

More than forty years after their release from the notorious “Hanoi Hilton,” three American prisoners of war return to Vietnam to make peace with their most brutal former captor, a guard whom they’ve dubbed, “Mr. Wonderful.” The U.S. State Department hopes reconciliation will help cement a major trade agreement between Washington and the Vietnamese. But when Mr. Wonderful is found murdered, the three ex-POWs are accused of the crime and the multi-billion dollar deal threatens to unravel. Enter pilot, still-aspiring Buddhist, and former military assassin Cordell Logan.

Working with a newly formed covert intelligence unit that answers directly to the White House, Logan is dispatched to Hanoi to identify the real killer as the trade agreement threatens to implode. What he soon uncovers proves to be a vexing and increasingly dangerous mystery. Who really killed the guard and why? Unlocking the answers will test every ounce of Logan’s ingenuity and resolve, while risking his life as never before.

“A suspenseful, well-written thriller with enough plot twists to keep readers wondering what will happen next.”

— Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press Read the review

“Outstanding…Freed pulls off the remarkable feat of writing an entertaining first-class suspense yarn while addressing serious political and personal issues in an even-handed, informed manner.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A word of caution, do not start The Three-Nine Line with the intent of reading a chapter per night. It is just not going to happen. This tale draws the reader in so deeply that one can’t stop turning to the next page.”

— Ann Suggs, Noir Journal

“A nice combination of international intrigue and hard-boiled patter.”

— Booklist

“A nifty detective story with juicy writing and a very likeable hero.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“A well-written mystery with a good twist. I highly recommend it.”

— Tom Johnson, Pulp Den

“The perfect measure of danger, intensity and intelligent and quirky writing. Recommended to those who love to live at the edge of their seat.”

— Ionia Martin, readfulthingsblog.com

“David Freed’s Cordell Logan Mysteries go from strength to strength with this fourth novel in the series…The Three-Nine Line is a character-driven mystery with a great plot and a powerful sense of location. This is a great addition to the series, widening its scope in a wholly unexpected way, but staying true to character even as the character remains wholly true to himself.”

— Sheila Deeth, Shiela’s Reviews 5 of 5 stars