Cym H. Lowell (pictured), a partner in Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas, creates action heroes during his transatlantic travels. As a tax lawyer, Lowell says he’s been making weekly or monthly trips to Europe and Japan for about 15 years. On Nov. 2, he will have an author’s booth at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, where he will be selling copies of his book, "Riddle of Berlin." He says, "The style of writing is an international thriller, and what I intend is to have an exciting story, a page-turning story.” The book, set in locales familiar to the author, has lots of action with “characters that have a heart,” he says. It features a middle-aged insurance-fraud investigator named John C. Jaëgerman. Frustrated with his career and marriage, jumps into the Seine River in Paris and is rescued by a gypsy nurse. Jaëgerman seeks redemption for his past while solving the riddle behind terrorist incidents in Europe and California. "Riddle of Berlin" was released by iUniverse in July. Lowell already has a sequel, "30,000 Camels," in progress and clearly has found a way to enjoy those long hours in flight. “Most of the writing is done on the airplane, with nice long stretches with no interruptions and plenty of champagne,” he says.
- Jeanne Graham