Michael Niemann writes crime fiction with a global twist. His protagonist Valentin Vermeulen works as an investigator for the United Nations. Which means he has no gun and no end of problems. He made his first appearance in the story “Africa Always Needs Guns,” which was included in the 2012 MWA Anthology Vengeance, edited by Lee Child. Since then, he’s appeared in four thrillers, Legitimate Business (2014/2017), Illicit Trade (2017), Illegal Holdings (2018), and No Right Way (2019.