The Charlemagne Files is an entertaining series of espionage
thrillers with a twist. Fast-paced and thought-provoking, the
character-driven plots are suitable for most readers and could be
termed prime-time thrillers. They contain violence and blood, but
no gore, fear, and stress, but not for the reader, varied world
locations, but without heavy travelogue descriptions. Each book
gives the reader intriguing puzzles, larger questions to ponder,
and a dash of humor.
The series chronicles the lives of a team of deadly Cold War
intelligence operatives over a span of three decades. The team,
which calls itself Charlemagne, is the premier freelance specialist
team used by Western governments for black operations conducted
without fingerprints. The novels 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.
They need not be read in sequence but do sometimes reference past
events in the lives of the characters.
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.