At least one of two married college professors finds that spying can be addictive.
Finn Larsson never knew that his wife, Hollis, had once attended the CIA academy until they were caught up in a hair-raising adventure in Ireland while doing what was supposed to be a simple favor for the CIA (Beyond the Pale, 2018). Now they’re dragged from the Michigan college where they teach into another dangerous case of espionage. Someone drops off an envelope with two passports with their pictures but the names of Tim and Janet McCabe along with a mysterious note in Spanish signed Tomas Silva. It sounds like the work of Declan Murphy, the charming art thief and forger they met in Ireland. Finn doesn’t want to get involved again, but Hollis is intrigued. Awakened in the middle of the night, they find South African agent Peter Moodley making tea in their kitchen and a dead man in the living room. Before they can learn more, they’re kidnapped and flown to Buenos Aires, where they’re deposited in a luxury hotel and given luggage filled with expensive clothing. In a rare moment of caution, they exchange the suite they were assigned for another room and await future developments. They have no clue what they’re supposed to do or whether the real McCabes are still alive, but they’re both adept at coming up with stories to fit the situation. Luckily, Peter and Declan are both in town and each willing in his own way to help the duo find an address book and deliver it to Silva’s boss, whom they have yet to meet, for a member of the mysterious TCT organization. Cunning and luck sustain them as they attempt to help the CIA trace TCT members while appeasing the people who apparently hired them as contract killers.
Another mind-boggling adventure filled with action, humor, and romance as the clever couple hone their budding skills and become a more valued asset to the CIA. Stay tuned.