The Comanche Code
Barnes & Noble
Published by: Foundations Book Publishing
Release Date: March 28, 2023
Belle Bannon's younger sister works as an intern at a western artifacts museum in the Texas panhandle. Two rogue Chinese agents mistake her for Nora Yates, the curator of the museum, and kidnap her. The kidnappers give Belle and Nora seventy-two hours to decode a series of obscure Comanche symbols on Chief Quanah Parker’s war lance, or Belle’s sister will die.
The search for clues necessary to decode the symbols takes them across the dusty plains of west Texas, through New Mexico’s labyrinth of caverns, and deep into the fetid Louisiana bayou. What they discover along their journey is that the symbols lead to the location of a mysterious jade box, the contents of which can make the kidnappers filthy rich. Belle and Nora not only have to deal with the kidnappers, but also fight off an opposing force—lethal Chinese agents who are willing to do anything, including killing innocent people, to prevent the contents of the jade box from surfacing.
It's then that Belle realizes she faces an impossible dilemma: If she and Nora survive, beat the ticking clock, and save her sister . . .
. . . the end result could be nuclear war with China.
"In Belle Bannon, Mike Pace has created a female Pike Logan, Scot Harvath or Mitch Rapp. A heroine who can kick the ass of anyone or anything, except the demons haunting her."
- Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of the Caitlin Strong series