The Perdiccas Scroll; by John Marling March

MWSA Review
Army Reservist Miles Cannon is recalled from his job as a Police Detective to investigate the death of an active duty officer in war-torn Iraq.  This officer saved Cannon’s life and that of his General, so they are determined to find the truth about his death. 
There is a lot of intrigue in this ancient land, and most of the natives do not appreciate the interference of outsiders.  Cannon meets an archaeologist whose uncle is in charge of a museum which was looted.  Was the officer’s death related to these and other thefts from archaeological digs?  Can anyone be trusted?  There is a great deal of action and reaction in just 174 pages.
There is little personal safety in Iraq, even in the green zone, and there is a dangerous road between the green zone and the airfield which is the area’s transportation center.  Traveling by small convoy to other cities is even more treacherous.  Although it appears that the officer committed suicide, those who knew him are convinced that could not be true.  Cannon needs both his police investigative skills as well as his Army Special Operations training.
Review by Nancy Kauffman, MWSA Reviewer  

Author's Synopsis:
Police detective Miles Cannon had already served his time as an Army reservist in Iraq and Afghanistan. His former commander calls him to active duty again to investigate the death of the man who saved both of their lives. Cannon returns to war-torn Iraq and finds himself in the middle of a dangerous investigation involving an attractive archaeologist and a desert mystery that is thousands of years old. He will need both his investigative skills and his Army special operations training to survive this deadly desert adventure.

ISBN/ASIN: ISBN-13: 978-1530968817, ISBN-10: 153096881X; ASIN: B01EQA84VG
Book Format(s): Soft cover, Kindle
Genre(s): Mystery/Thriller
Review Genre: Fiction—Mystery/Thriller
Number of Pages: 185