The Mists of Adriana by Roger M. Woodbury

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This is a mystery/thriller set on the coast of Maine. The principal character/narrator is a man entering his middle years. An army officer in Vietnam, upon returning form his first tour he learned his wife had died unexpectedly.  His response was to go back to Vietnam where he tried to get dead for the next two years.  Finally, he was sent home by a commanding officer who felt he had more worth alive than dying a mourning death. He "retired" to a small house on the Maine coast where he became a writer and photographer.  His principal enjoyment comes from early morning drives around Mt. Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.  It is on one of these early morning drives that he stops to help a fellow motorist stranded with car trouble.  It is then he meets the semi-mysterious Adriana Barrows. An early summer/early autumn relationship begins to develop as he learns more and more about Adriana's past.  And soon he learns again one of the lessons he learned in combat in Vietnam:  when things seem too good to be true, they often are.  To be sure, Adriana is a strong, independent woman.  A linguist with a background in the war on drugs and a fascination for him that he never expected to find.

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Roger M. Woodbury is a man who says his life has been "full and variable." "Full because of the wide range of experiences I have had," he says, "And variable because I have never wanted to stay nailed to one desk for a very long time. I have loved a woman (well, several actually); I have had my war (one was enough), and I have needed to reinvent my professional self many times. But always there was the writing, whether by pen, keyboard, carpenter's pencil, or something else. The writing has been the key to my ventures, experiments, and experiences. Now, I find myself of a 'certain age'. The Air Force had taken away my keys to their newest jet fighter; my calls to NASA's astronaut recruiter went unanswered and I am a bit too broad to fit in a Formula One race car. But I find I am not yet done and I will continue writing about my adventures, some fiction and some not, for the rest of my time. I hope the readers will enjoy the adventures with me."Other books by Roger M. Woodbury include "Slave to Saint: The Amazing Life of St. Vincent de Paul" (with Stefan Grafe) ISBN-10: 0980794218 ISBN-13: 978-0980794212 Roger M. Woodbury lives in Maine with his wife and three Maine Coon cats.
Published October 1, 2012 by Mikhael Zigmont Publishers. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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