Two Times Lucky
Terrorism is rampant. Foreign agents are after the multiplier, the link needed in cold fusion, a new means of energy production. Robert Flick, a disgraced US agent, is trying to get to the bottom of it and redeem himself. There is science, locales, travel, action, interesting characters,and an alluring Israeli female agent. Think Bond like. Who is behind the mayhem will come as a surprise. More
Robert Flick, a former star of Navel Intelligence, failed in his biggest assignment and is relegated to doing security clearance background checks. Fortunately his skills have not deteriorated since terrorism has taken a foothold in this country. By luck Flick manages to head off two terrorism attacks. The first gives him a clue. The second saves the life of the President. The President gives Flick freedom to address the terrorism problem. Flick leaves the employ of the dragon lady who runs the security clearance office and undertakes this mission.
The clue leads him to a wealthy stamp collector, Dr. Ayub. In addition to stamp collecting, Dr. Ayub is interested in cold fusion, a new (and basically real) science-technology for generating electric power. Dr. Ayub is focused on the multiplier, a device that will make cold fusion work. A professor is killed for the multiplier.
A number of chases and investigations in various worldwide (and interesting) locations follow-Palm Beach, Paris, Cannes, New York and elsewhere. While breaking into a Palm Beach mansion to gather information, Flick comes upon a female Israeli agent with similar interests. Romance also follows. Flick and the Israeli agent continue the hunt together.
To see where this goes and who is behind it all, you will have to read the whole novel. To get an idea of what you will read, think James Bond. There is violence, sex, science, intrigue, locales, and character development.