THE ENIGMA is based on true life murder and its resultant court-marshal whose outcome challenges credibility.
When a soldier is found murdered in Texas, two lesbian lovers who were with her on the night of her death are arrested. The one who actually did the crime accepts a plea deal to testify against her lover, an Army Specialist who sees herself as a man trapped in a woman’s body. She now must prove her innocence.
While centering of a crime of passion with secrets, betrayals, and the legal battle, the book tells the story of a unique and complicated individual whose life situation ties into controversial, contemporary social issues.
“The ENIGMA is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside the enigma reference. It’s a murder (riddle) for a curious reason (the mystery) allegedly by an extraordinary complex individual (the enigma). Based on a true story, the real-life participants are painted as vividly as those who inhibit a fictional page-turner. The depth of character exploration, sociological observations, and military ways and means is stellar.”