In his debut book Cafe Dixon and the Moguk Murders, author David Dagley brings readers an international murder mystery spanning from San Francisco to Burma and South Korea.
One day after the Myanmar president nominated 30, mostly retired military officers, as ministers in a new Cabinet, a new book capitalizes on the power of greed and the long-ruling junta in Burma (now Myanmar) that would be replaced by this cabinet.
In Cale Dixon and the Moguk Murders, David Dagley brings readers across the globe and into an international mystery fueled by such power. Touching on smuggling in southeast Asia and the sheltered nature of Korea, he addresses the notion of systematic eradication of ethnic diversity in Burma and maintains that greed is the root of all evil.
When a Korean man is found dead with an Un Jangdo, a historical ceremonial knife passed down through generations, Detective Dixon follows the case to Burma where he observes the military oppression ruling the region. It’s not long before Dixon learns of the secret police, the black market and the coveted Moguk ruby.
“It’s a book of awareness and description,” says Dagley. “It really appeals to both world travelers and couch travelers.”
Touching on the controversial issues of smuggling women, children, opium and Moguk rubies across borders in southeast Asia, the book addresses the sheltered nature of Korea. An engaging read, Cale Dixon and the Moguk Murders maintains that greed is the root of all evil and addresses the notion of systematic eradication of ethnic diversity in Burma.
“Due to the tight economic grip that the military junta has on the country, the black market has proven to be the chosen way to balance the scale for the ethnic minorities,” says Dagley.
“Greed is the fuel in this book. It brings in its wake revenge, deceit, murder and motive.”
David Dagley has spent more than a decade traveling throughout the world. He has mountain biked extensively, including trips from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to San Francisco, Calif., and through Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia. Dagley currently resides in Alaska and works on fishing boats and tugboats in the Bering Sea.
Dagley has studied political science, international affairs, China trade and revolutions, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from California Poly Technique State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif. This is his third book. http://www.DavidCDagley.com