A woman should be able to ask for what she wants.
It’s 1993, and Air Force Captain Claire Nolan hopes to be one of
the first women to fly a combat fighter aircraft. She has no
intention of letting Steve Donovan’s captivating brown eyes derail
her ambitions, but his team could cost her more than her career.
Steve is a member of Charlemagne, the premier freelance specialist
team used by Western governments for black operations conducted
The team has come to Okinawa to eliminate a threat to Steve’s young
son, and Claire has been appointed as support liaison. She supplies
the team with dinner and finds herself part of a plan to elicit the
information they need from their target to save the child.
During a frenetic and bewildering two-day period, while Charlemagne
tries to identify an enemy asset, it becomes increasingly clear to
Claire that she has become the bait on a truly deadly hook.
Will Claire live to fly in combat? Will she get her man?
Will she live to do either?
Swallow is the seventh novel
in K.A. Bachus’s fast-paced Charlemagne Files series chronicling
the lives of a team of deadly Cold War intelligence operatives over
"You are immediately thrown into the world of espionage from the
start with the rather harsh and sometimes overtly sexist
conversations between the characters. It gives the novel a military
background authenticity which is the case in real-world covert
operations. The storyline is quite simple to follow but what it
lacks in terms of variety is made up for with the oddly humorous
banter. The attention to detail is remarkable with the descriptions
of the weapons on display being quite graphic, combined with
breathtaking fight sequences and bone-crunching accidents to sate
the thirst of an avid action junkie like me. If anything caught my
attention, you can be certain snakes flying through trees were at
the top of that list. Swallow promises action and duly delivers on
it in style. K.A. Bachus deserves kudos for this enterprising
novel." -Essien Asian for Readers’ Favorite