Flight of the Black Swan
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Flight of the Black Swan is an action/adventure novella from the Birds of Flight series. Departing from the full novel format, this novella takes off right where Falcon left off with action and unresolved questions. Based on the series’ rich storyline, complex plot, and layered characters, this novella assumes that the reader has read the four prior books – Albatross, Raven, Eagle and Falcon. More
Flight of the Black Swan is an action/adventure novella from the Birds of Flight series. Departing from the full novel format, this novella takes off right where Falcon left off with action and unresolved questions. Based on the series’ rich storyline, complex plot, and layered characters, this novella assumes that the reader has read the four prior books – Albatross, Raven, Eagle and Falcon. In just under 100 pages, we better understand Alexander Burns's involvement in the Black Swan's emergence. Dr. Volkov Volkonoff's appearance and request not only clarify what is at risk for the United States but he sets Cuban and Russian operatives in motion in Montreal, Canada. Meanwhile, Diane Welch, Steve Anderson and John Helms lead their new grouping of younger Allied Federation International professionals – Davis, Cratty, Dillon and Ramsey – into units across the globe to locate the fugitives Alica Wise, Jeffery Glenn, and the organized crime family of Regina and Angelo Panelli. Yet at the center of the “storm and stress” are the enigmatic Alexander Burns and the eccentric though brilliant Rachael Margarita Janeson. While Burns's expertise for counter-terrorism, logistics and field work are well known, Janeson's keen mind and photographic memory make her a walking control and command center that is no longer aligned with the United States. Should Burns and Janeson ever join forces, the geopolitical world could change overnight and the intelligence community may pay a steep price.
“The Black Swan flies. The Wolf stalks.”
Eric I. Daniels, the once powerful chairman of the omnipotent Foreign Intelligence Agency, is dead. All of his black-ops, covert missions and conspiracies have come to light after his secret bunker is discovered by Alexander Burns, Falcon 5. Finally, there could be peace in our time. There should be no more surprises. Life, however, is unpredictable and passion has a way of sparking a flash into a flame. In Paris, France, former FIA operative Alica Wise is mere steps away from her target, Jillian Davis. Her passion is revenge. In Washington, D.C., newly appointed CEO of Allied Federation International, AFI, Diane Welch and retired FBI Director, John Helms, come face-to-face with the elusive Russian power broker and warlord Dr. Volkov Volkonoff. His passion is his love for his niece while Welch and Helms seek the truth. At the same time, Lieutenant Steve Anderson finds a disturbing message on a well-dressed, unconscious woman in the same home where he found Dr. David Caulfield when the Merrimack Valley went up in flames. All he wants is peace. As Becky Littleton's desire for resolution leads to a final confrontation with organized crime boss Angelo Panelli in Rhode Island, AFI specialists Christine Dillon and Ana Ramsey see justice at their fingertips as they finally corner Jeffery “Snowflake” Glenn in Montreal, Canada. But of all these passions, it is the “Black Swan” that outshines them all. A walking control and command center with a photographic memory and impeccable logic and reason, Acting Regional FBI Director Rachael Janeson has gone missing for months. But in a flash, her intentions, primeval and well-orchestrated, are captured on surveillance cameras for her friends, family and colleagues to see. Is it love? Is it despair or anger? Regardless of her passion, it is time for the Black Swan to fly as the wolf stalks.
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