Lon Orey publishes new historical novel APRICOT MARMALADE AND EDMONDSON’S TRANSMISSION
Author Lon Orey has announced the release of his new landmark novel, Apricot Marmalade and the Edmondson Transmittal. It is a satirical adventure through Thailand from 1968 that follows a team of American intelligence agents matching spirits with enemy agents.
It was 1968 and the war was not going well. The surprisingly effective Tet offensive in January had humiliated and embarrassed the South Vietnamese and their American allies. It had sent a powerful message to the people back home that this story of Vietnam was not going to end anytime soon. Americans in general got tired of his intrusion into their living rooms every night at the 6 p.m. newspaper.
Meanwhile, in Bangkok, Thailand, a stone’s throw from the battlefields, special agents assigned to the 187th Military Intelligence Detachment, the counterintelligence arm of the US military, deal with war and its implications for it in their own way. the rest of Southeast Asia. They dress in civilian clothes and carry identifying information while carrying out counterintelligence investigations and surveillance of suspected enemy agents. As a group, they are an unruly, unruly bunch whose often humorous attempts to complete their missions and avoid trouble rarely succeed. The tone of this book has been compared to that of the classics “MASH” and “Catch 22”.
Apricot Marmalade and Edmondson’s Transmission is available for purchase in print and ebook formats.
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About the Author:
Lon Orey served in military intelligence in the late sixties. Much of that time was spent in Bangkok, Thailand, after studying the language for a year at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. Although it is a work of fiction, the setting in which the story is told reflects his actual observations of the country and the various intelligence services that operate there, reinforced by a fertile imagination. These intelligence services included the CIA, the KGB and the Thai intelligence agency, the AFSC. He had fun writing this book with his tongue firmly planted in his cheek, and he hopes you will enjoy reading it.