Colonel Jake Burnes had never imagined himself a spy. But the acclaim he won for rescuing a French Resistance hero and bringing a traitor to justice lead to a more clandestine assignment.
"Learn the mind set of the times of the Cold War."
With Stalin on the move to build a Russian empire that runs from the Arctic Circle to the Indian Ocean, Jake and Sally Burnes are dispatched to an exotic new location outside the sphere of traditional American interests: Istanbul.
A single cry from a young refugee shattered Pierre's sorrowful resignation over the fate of his twin brother. Could it be that Patrique, a leader in the French Resistance, had survived an enemy ambush?
In Morocco, Jake Burnes and Pierre Servais have rescued Pierre's twin brother from his kidnappers, but their reunion is overshadowed by mortal danger.
Thirtysomething, divorced, and working part-time as a car repossessor to stay out of the poorhouse, ex-newspaperman turned private detective Harry James Denton needs clients. But he's surprised when Rachel Fletcher, the woman who stole his heart in college, comes through his Nashville office door.
When rising country singer Rebecca Gibson is found viciously beaten to death in her home, a heap of damning evidence points straight to her ex-husband, Slim Gibson, half of the struggling songwriting team with whom Harry shares office space and an occasional beer.
"way past slow"
"People hire me, Zack Smith, to pull their chestnuts out of the fire. This time I have to track down a fourteen-year-old runaway, Jessica. Her trail leads to the streets of Portland, where pimps, drug dealers, and pornographers offer runaways an illusory security in exchange for their innocence - and sometimes their lives."
The heads of state of the world's most powerful nations - the United States, Russia, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, and France - are meeting in Jakarta, on the island of Java, to issue a joint declaration to the Chinese government. China must stop its nuclear testing or face the strictest sanctions of the World Economic Council. But a powerful group of Communist terrorists has other ideas.