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The tight bond between Clinton and Joe, two gay, black lawyers (one of them, married) is broken when Joe is reportedly found hanged. A suicide seems impossible to Clint, and Joe’s widow is acting cagey. Clinton Moore believes Joe Means was tortured and murdered, and that his and Joe’s shared obsession—investigating and fact gathering about cold case murders and assassinations—is the reason. More
THE PLAN is based on a true story, weaving in factual history through an alternative or paranormal fiction paradigm.
Clinton Moore believes he is next on a hit list, and that solving Joe’s murder is his only chance of survival. When he discovers Jo Mean’s wife has been spirited away as an expat to South America, he sends his trusted Spanish-speaking legal assistant, Mollie Johnson, to Cuenca, Ecuador for the adventure of her life. But Moore is killed before Mollie leaves the Dallas airport. As a ghost, Clinton Moore tells his story from the paranormal state he has entered.
Mollie joins forces with former Dallas journalist Sara Mercury, and together they take readers into the high Andes to bring home the widow, Tara Means. Filled with civil rights and alternative history to titillate the most sophisticated conspiracy theorist, Susan Klopfer‘s first foray into paranormal fiction is thought-provoking fodder and a fun read! (a reviewing book author says).
Ties to the Ku Klux Klan, Militia, Neo Nazis, Chile's Colonia Dignidad, NSA, FBI, CIA and the assassinations of two famous civil rights leaders and President John F. Kennedy, keep the pace moving in this historical fiction, paranormal thriller that is first of a crime adventure series.
The Plan opens in New York City, when a friend of Clinton Moore, a history professor and crime sleuth, reads news of an upcoming trial in Chile. One of his own colleagues, Prof. Boris Weisfeiler, a Russian Jew and math professor from Penn State University, mysteriously disappeared years earlier in a South American CIA supported torture camp, Colonia Dignidad. Dr. Dan Bell plans to travel to Santiago to aid his friend's sister, Dr. Olga Weisfeiler, who will be testifying.
Klopfer quickly moves the story to the Mississippi Delta, as lawyer Clinton Moore tries to lear why he and his friend, Joe, have been murdered. But readers are moved once again to Cuenca, Ecuador as a talented paralegal tries to save the wife of her (now) dead boss’s dead best friend!
A compromised but passionate journalist fired from The Dallas News, Sara Mercury, tries to help, with interference (good and bad) from an Embassy attaché, a flirtatious Cuencano chef, Don Colón, and an elderly CIA asset with ties to the Kennedy and King assassinations AND to Colonia Dignidad! Jules Rocco Kimble, who goes by several aliases, makes his presence known via threats to Tara Means and others.
Take a trip into South America—where today’s retired American expats enjoy the unique city of Cuenca. Mollie, Sara and Tara move about this colonial city of a half million residents, helping readers see its beauty through their own eyes.
Chris Petersen, author of Methuselah's Secret, called this FBI thriller “a fascinating narrative that pulls the reader along for the ride.”
“It is such a gift to be able to bring history to life in the form of engaging fiction. Susan Klopfer does this so very well in a gripping, ‘edge of your seat’ fashion. Bravo!”—Denis Campbell, host and managing editor, World View Show; editor, UK Progressive
Civil rights activist and author Dr. Hunter Gray [Hunter Bear/John R. Salter Jr.], author of Jackson Mississippi, called this historical fiction novel “a bold and first-rate work that explores very significant social frontiers. Susan Klopfer is a veteran activist of high courage—and a fine writer very well versed in the creative art of suspense.”
Frances Hogg Lochow, author and horror magazine editor, on this gay mystery: “Filled with information to titillate the most sophisticated conspiracy theorist, Susan Klopfer ‘s first foray into thriller fiction is thought-provoking fodder and a fun read!”
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