New Thriller Castle on the Rhine Is Taut Tale of Murder and International Intrigue

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A castle full of secrets and danger await special agent Brady Lane as he investigates a good friend’s murder.

Austin, TX, US., June 11, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - A retired special agent with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) finds himself enmeshed in a murder investigation and international drug-smuggling intrigue in the newly released action/adventure, Castle on the Rhine.

At 45, Brady Lane is happy to retire and leave behind the dangerous life of a special agent with the CID – and enjoy the company of his new wife, Julie. But when he’s called out of retirement for a short-term contract – investigating the murder of a fellow CID agent and close friend – he soon finds himself embroiled in a case that takes him all the way to Germany and right into the middle of a bloodthirsty drug cartel.

Albert Briggs, the leader of the cartel and Brady’s prime suspect, is linked with the theft and illegal smuggling of weapons and ammo into Iraq. Holed up in his castle on the Rhine River, Briggs runs a crime operation that spans Europe and Iraq.

Mannheim, Germany

March 2000

       The early-morning cold wind swirled around the black unmarked car parked in the dark street across from the Europort Warehouses of Deutschland. Inside the vehicle sat two US Army CID Special Agents listening intently, so as to not miss a sound from the darkness outside the slightly open car windows. They drank coffee from Styrofoam cups and kept their eyes trained on the entrance door to the gray dark fenced-in warehouse located near the pier alongside the Rhine River. – Castle on the Rhine, Jerry Snodgrass

Follow Brady and his fellow CID agents as they gather evidence of the murder and illegal international drugs and arms dealing. Author Jerry Snodgrass’ deftly plotted thriller will have readers eagerly turning page after page to discover what goes on behind the façade of the seemingly peaceful Castle on the Rhine.

Castle on the Rhine is available online through Outskirts Press at The book is sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more, and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the law, action/adventure and espionage categories.

ISBN: 978-1-4787-3119-1                         Format: 5 x 8 paperback white                             Retail: $11.95 

Kindle: $2.99                    

Genre: Fiction/Law/Action & Adventure/Espionage

For more information about Castle on the Rhine, visit the book page at the author’s webpage,

About the Author: Jerry Snodgrass was born in Butler, Missouri, and raised in Indianola, Iowa. After graduating from high school in 1957, he fulfilled his dreams of serving in the military and federal service, traveling to exotic locations for more than fifty years. Snodgrass is an adventurous retired Vietnam veteran and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He now lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Rosemary and their Yorkie, Stormy. Jerry’s published books include the Old West adventure Frontier Justice and the sequel, Lone Star Destiny; the fictional memoir Moments to Remember 1957, about teenagers growing up in the 1950s; and Broken Triangle, a detective novel set in Texas. For more information about Jerry Snodgrass or his book, contact the author at

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