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Byron writes on two basic themes; stories taken from his experiences as a private investigator, and stories from his travels, particularly across Asia. Many of the stories in this category are historical, and some deal with the Pacific War.

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THE FAMILY BUSINESS ...is a fictitious tale based on a composite of actual cases, and featuring Mike Roth, P.I. badboy unlike any you've ever met. It's today, with settings for this hard-boiled detective thriller in Manila, Bangkok, Los Angeles, and New York...More>

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SEOUL ON FIRE...Mike Roth's latest exploit finds the hard-drinking, iconoclastic P.I. stumbling across a scheme he'd rather know nothing about: a gambit that ups the stakes for a nuclear holocaust on the Korean Peninsula...More>

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RISE VAQUERO

In this latest outing, P.I. badboy Mike Roth is South of the Border investigating a kidnap-murder whose hundred year old solution harkens back to the explosive era of revolutionary icons Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata...More>

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THE VALHALLA SOCIETY

In this thriller, Roth finds himself pressed by preferential clients to conduct an emergency locate investigation of a wealthy New York heir missing under mysterious circumstance...More>

ORIENTAL SALT

Oriental Salt brings you a sweeping panorama of Asia in the explosive 20th Century. From mythical China of the 1930's to the nightmare of World War II's Bataan Death March, of innocent young love driven to desperate measures, of cruel treachery by greedy, cursed espionage agents, and scheming harlots in Honolulu's red light district...More>

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SOME CALLED IT PARADISE

A mix of colorful characters: an Australian skipper; his American employer, a businessman cum quasi-privateer whom the widow's son idolizes as strongly as she despises; their friend, a British businessman, a tragically humorous widower; and the tragic episodes of a young soldier and his island sweetheart...More>

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MORE ORIENTAL SALT

As with the first volume of Oriental Salt, the lead off story here in More Oriental Salt, is Pittsburgh Go. As was Private Turner and his Woman in Oriental Salt, Pittsburgh Go is a novella, and continues the theme of Some Called it Paradise, itself a trilogy whose first volume is also published here. In each Oriental Salt novel, back stories of characters appearing in Some Called it Paradise find their genesis. More>

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