Fiction / Literature
May 2018 ISBN 9780999400104 The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.
After surviving an encounter with Middle Easterners who had used her novels as a template for terror, Cathie Fletcher and her husband, retired aerospace manager Logan, are looking forward to nothing more traumatic than attending the wedding of two friends. But, in this thrilling sequel to The Reality of Fiction, a handsome, eccentric British billionaire may have other plans.Sir Conrad Smythe-Montgomery has a vision for the future and a passion for the past. He asks Cathie to write a favorable history of his family, and so remove a dark stain on his ancestors. But it's his plans for the future that have come to the attention of Chuck Johnson, a senior CIA operative and longtime friend of the Fletchers. Chuck soon suspects Smythe-Montgomery may be even more ambitious and ruthless than his forefathers.With the new secular Iranian government of Elaya Andoori teetering on the brink of collapse, and Smythe-Montgomery's surreptitious meddling in geopolitics taking a diabolical turn, Chuck decides to reach out to Jason Stone.Stone, an enigmatic former Special Forces soldier, was previously entrusted by Chuck to locate and destroy a missing Soviet nuke, a mission he successfully completed at extreme personal cost. With the support of his brilliant and beautiful lover, Luana Chu, Stone agrees to help. They engage an eccentric friend, whose passion for electronics and software has broadened to include his own unique algorithms for predicting future geopolitical events. His predictions confirm Chuck's worst fears.Now, Chuck, the Fletchers, and their associates must hurry to unravel Smythe-Montgomery's plans before the world descends into chaos.More/less
The Reality of Fiction
Fiction / Literature
January 2016 ISBN 9780996643337 The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.
After a long career in aerospace, Logan Fletcher is looking forward to a quiet, relaxing retirement. But when an unusual news story catches his eye, he begins to suspect that terrorists are using plans and tactics stolen from his wife Cathie's novels and turning them into grim, bloody reality. Logan contacts an old friend, Chuck Johnson, an aging CIA agent, and the two concoct a bold plan to trap the terrorists by baiting Cathie's latest novel. But Logan and Chuck are unaware that the jihadists they are hunting are receiving money and intel from a powerful Chinese industrialist and his beautiful, sociopathic daughter, bent on destroying U.S. world dominance.The cell has an additional edge: the services of a long-missing U.S. Special Forces operator, Jason Stone, who has turned, and is now directing attacks with savage efficiency. Haunted by his shattered loyalties and a critical, unfinished mission from his past, Stone plans his next moves, which are destined to put him on a collision course with Chuck and Logan ...More/less
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