Below is a synopsis of the upcoming novel, Shaitan
When JIM FAIRCHILD, the Peace Corps director’s special assistant, lands in Malaysia, he stumbles into a hidden web of murder, international espionage, sex, and black magic. In the world of Malay black magic, a shaitan is a seductive young woman who can turn into a tigress with supernatural powers.
BOB CLANCY runs the Peace Corps program in Borneo. He picks up Jim at the airport and spends the night discussing SEAN DELAMARE, one of his volunteers, and a local woman—CONNIE DE GROOT. Sean and Connie were lovers, but Bob believes the woman is a shaitan.
Jim dismisses Bob’s story as nonsense, but his colleague has spent months looking into Connie’s past and insists his allegations are true. The couple’s affair ends when Connie discovers that Sean has been talking about her miraculous powers. In a desperate attempt to find her, Sean tries to drive across a flooded river. His body is never recovered, and Connie disappears.
What happened to Sean? What happened to Connie? Is she really a Shaitan? To answer these questions, Jim goes on a quest to find Connie and discovers a world of espionage that he wasn't expecting.....
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Cody spent over eight years in Africa and Asia, but his aspirations as a writer were mainly influenced by his long association with Malaysia.