Welcome to the official website of author & screenwriter Byron Bales
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.
The story begins in Brazil's Mata Grosso, and takes Roth from a web of deceit and treachery in Manhattan to the new killing grounds of Cambodia.
Scammers, Runners, Killers. It's all in a days work!
Irrevant and unpredictable P.I. Mike Roth's Adventures, while fictionalized, are based on composites of events and actual assignments handled around the globe.
In every Mike Roth thriller, a different geographical setting serves as the field of action.
I write on two basic themes; stories taken from my experiences as a private investigator, and stories from my travels, particularly across Asia. Many of this stories are historical, and some deal with the Pacific War.
Oriental Salt brings you breathtaking discoveries of the Orient in the explosive 20th Century, from mythical, mystical China in the 1930s to the nightmare of World War Two's unmerciful combatants, cursed espionage agents, innocent young love driven to desperate measures, scheming harlots in Asia's boundless bordellos into modern day greedy machinations.
Tales of the Inscruable
Oriental Salt 3
It’s the Old Salt talking here. When I returned to Thailand after my trip around the States–very likely my last given my old bones–I started this and another volume of remembrances.
Anyhow, I've decided that with many of my old cronies kicking off, there was little reason for those damn endless flights across the Pacific.
Experience gained in over fifty years as an investigator is often seen as incidental briefs and side stories in my novels.