New crime-adventure story Afghan Silk entered in Crime Writers of Canada “Unhanged Arthur” competition for best unpublished first novel

The booming medical marijuana industry, the fertile fields of Western Afghanistan and a new generation of global entrepreneurs come together with surprising – and explosive – results in Afghan Silk , a fast-paced thriller written in a style that one reader described as “Clive Cussler meets early Elmore Leonard.” With fingers crossed, I submitted a first draft to the CWC’s annual Unhanged Arthur competition, which has been the launching pad for the careers of so many writers.