The New Sun

Jess Waid is the author of five novels in the Mike Montego police drama series: Shades of Blue, 459 - Framed in Red, The Purple Hand, He Blew Blue Jazz, and Circle of Yellow.

A former policeman and detective with the Los Angeles Police Department, Jess Waid knows what he's writing about. His Montego novels, set in the Hollywood of the early 1960s, ooze authenticity.

After retiring from the LAPD, he spent years in northern Idaho, and on the southern Oregon coast, before Jess and his wife, Barbara, moved to central Mexico, where he is completing his current manuscript, leading to his forthcoming book, Kona Gold. Eventually, he intends to turn his attention to a sprawling historical novel set in 19th century Mexico.

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