Alan Lockem is a former Army Intelligence Officer. Now retired, he looks for ways to informally help people in difficulty. Marjorie Kane is a retired exotic dancer, once a headliner, who toured worldwide as Kandy Kane. She’s an experienced, self-trained psychologist, with high-level computer skills. She is attracted to the sharp, tall Lockem during an encounter at a golf club. Now Kane & Lockem, have joined forces as unlicensed investigators dedicated to helping ordinary folks in fraught circumstances.
A UK colleague requests Lockem acquire a computer disk or flash drive from an agent in Minneapolis. After two aborted tries, the agent is murdered in front of Lockem while Lockem’s house is burgled. Events entangle the couple with the discovery of a “dead” terrorist still very much alive.
Traces of past events collide with current espionage and danger to Marjorie and Alan. The couple is forced to engage local criminals and international forces before extracting themselves from danger and erasing the traces of another evil force from the world.
Published by Beavers Pond Books, Saint Paul 2020
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