The Charlemagne Files chronicles the lives of a team of deadly
Cold War intelligence operatives over a span of three decades. The
books begin with a collection of short stories as a prequel to the
main body of eight longer novels.
Charlemagne is the premier freelance specialist team used by
western governments for black operations conducted without
fingerprints. The books and short stories in the series examine the
lives, and sometimes deaths, of the team members and the people
around them during incidents of stress and uncertainty. Fast-paced
and thought-provoking, the books need not be read in sequence, but
do sometimes reference past events in the lives of the
My purpose in writing is to entertain and explore ideas and
culture. The entertainment comes in the form of fast action and I
hope, occasional humor. The ideas explored are mostly
about life and death, love and treachery. The culture is middle
American Cold War.
A Lighter Shade of Night - Prequel
Misha, Louis and Vasily begin their careers in a series of
vignettes highlighting their personalities as they become an
increasingly effective killing team.
Trinity Icon - #1
Alexandra Dolnikov searches for a missing icon along with unsavory
characters who do not wish her well.
The team is on a killing spree and rookie babysitter Steve Donovan
needs to find out why or it’s curtains for his mentor and
predecessor, Frank Cardova.
Frank Cardova hosts the houseguests from hell as they use their
usual methods to find out who is trying to kill his protege’ Steve
Barbara Kemp is well acquainted with the term 'hostile work
environment' but the team educates her further.
State of Nature-#5
Mara Sobieski graduates as an operative when an enemy makes
it his mission to save her life.
Dr. Theresa Vilseck learns regret for past and present kindnesses
to a childhood friend now out to kill her.
Captain Claire Nolan meets another pilot named Steve Donovan and
steps out of her comfort zone to spend quality time with him.
Jade Wilmerton, a librarian brought along by mistake and now
surrounded by dangerous, secretive operatives holds onto her sanity
the only way she knows how, by dressing well. Until that doesn’t
work any more.