came retribution, vindictive and indiscriminate."
It’s the early 1980’s and
the height of the Cold War when Steve Donovan, despite a checkered
past, troubled marriage and no prospects, lands a job at the very
bottom of the intelligence world. He finds a kind of happiness
being involved with shady people in unsavory activities until he is
suddenly promoted over the heads of fifty-nine colleagues by his
Section chief, who is himself being promoted.
Steve’s boss Frank is
handing him the responsibility for Charlemagne, the premier
freelance specialist team used by western governments for black
operations conducted without fingerprints. The deadly team has
filled several drawers at a Chicago morgue and Steve and Frank fly
out to investigate why.
With three days left until
Christmas, their investigation uncovers tragedies, past, present
and perhaps, yet to come in their own futures. Frank appears to be
the next target, but is Steve as well? It is difficult to tell,
because truth is hard to come by and deception obscures everything
and everyone they speak to. Loyalties are hidden, moral codes
Can Steve convince
Charlemagne not to kill his boss without putting himself likewise
in the crosshairs of their revenge? And just how far is he willing
to go to save the innocent?
Cetus Wedge is the second
book in the series titled The Charlemagne Files, which chronicles
the lives of the members of a team of deadly Cold War intelligence
operatives over a span of three decades
For a sample of the book, press the red button labeled 'Show Biblet' under the cover photo
"Cetus Wedge by K.A. Bachus is
the second book in the Charlemagne Files series. A former air force
pilot, Steve Donovan, is suddenly promoted to a special assignment.
For his first mission, he must uncover the motives behind a recent
string of deaths and reveal the conspiracy that hides behind, and
of course, be home in time for Christmas. Donovan soon finds that
he is surrounded by corruption, and every choice could turn
Cetus Wedge was very interesting, a story unlike any other. The steady pace of Bachus’ writing will keep you turning page aer page wanting more. Dirty politics, corruption, murder, and mystery all shroud the plot of Cetus Wedge, which is cleverly revealed by detailed and intricate writing.
Bachus cleverly weaves complexities into the plot that you did not expect, making the story take yet another potentially deadly turn.
Cetus Wedge is a mystery for deep thinkers, a true depiction of the words “espionage”, “corruption”, and “dirty”. Bachus delivers a complex plot that leaves the reader thinking and wanting to read more. If you love action, mystery, conspiracies, and an exceptional story - Cetus Wedge is for you!"
- The Lost Chapter, LLC
"K.A. Bachus is a master of description. Her words will make you feel as if you are at the character's side, experiencing the action alongside them instead of reading the words on a page. Readers who like character and dialogue-driven plots will enjoy Cetus Wedge."
- The Book Review Directory
"Cetus Wedge by K.A Bachus reads almost like a play. It is dialogue-heavy; most of the information about the characters are learned through the discourses between Frank and Stephen. The story is not stationary in one location, however. The characters move between different settings in Chicago and a home base that is never specified.
Bachus writes beautifully. The descriptions of characters and the scenes are eloquent and exact. It is as if the reader it watching the story instead of reading it. Donovan’s love for flying is tangible through the author’s descriptions and readers can feel his heartbreak over not being a pilot anymore."
- The Book Review Directory