Discoveries Unknown!

When she delves deeper into the cause of a spy plane crash in the Soviet Union, she learns of a super-secret intelligence gathering complex facing exposure.

Secret Operative!

Tasked with the numerous challenges of missions over the years, Fran proves fearless as a solitary operative.

Powerful Ending!

Her final task is to eliminate the leader of the group protesting those facilities without endangering herself. Her identity exposed, she becomes the target.

Prologue

From his modest office at the USAID building, John Harter heard the shouting from the lobby. The scene was chaotic — the night guard and another Afghani man were standing over a body shouting at each other yet accomplishing nothing, while a woman lay on the floor, her dress covered in blood and a towel thrown carelessly over her head.

A floor lamp had been knocked over, its shade flattened. Magazines from a nearby table lay scattered near her legs. John entered the lobby, pushed past the young receptionist who stood in the doorway waving her arms and screaming for someone to do something. As he knelt beside her motionless body, he pulled the towel covering her and then leaned forward to feel for a pulse or sign of life…

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"I just finished Vengeance Red and I really enjoyed it. Your description of the oppressive heat, the primitive markets, and the trips to Khyber Pass took me back to 1962--63. I had forgotten about Dean's Hotel. Your background was first rate, and your "bad ass" female CIA agent was described in what I felt was a W.E.B Griffen style."

Frank E., USAF – Badaber 62-63


"From prologue til the end of Vengeance Red, I was hooked. CIA, spies, secret missions, assassins, Fran Rupert is my new heroine."
Freya Barger

Suspense at every turn!

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Chapter 1: It was the third Saturday in September of 1959...

...a beautiful fall afternoon. These were the days people longed for in the dead of winter when it was freezing cold and the sun had not been seen for a week...

Chapter 2: Fran was not alone...

...twenty others joined her at the CIA headquarters building in Washington, D. C., as new recruits. Some would become analysts, others technicians. Some would go on to further training at The Farm...

Chapter 3: The Agency had arranged a position for...

...Fran with Manny’s House of Carpets in New York City. She would work as a buyer of oriental carpets, especially those made in the Middle East. This job provided legitimate cover for her continued “presence” in that area...

Chapter 4: With Stan’s help, Fran managed to...

...locate an apartment in Tehran. Most Iranians did not approve of single women looking for and living in an apartment, but Stan took the time necessary to guide her through the process...

Chapter 5: Sitting at the table drinking coffee one morning...

...she heard the morning paper hit the front door. Having just returned from being on the road for two weeks doing her Manny’s work, Fran was looking forward to a nice easy day of hot coffee and quiet solitude. When she opened the first section, the front-page headline screamed in large print...

Chapter 6: Those two men would have talked for...

...hours about how to accomplish this rescue. "Look guys, you just can’t march into the bazaar with a handful of Marines following a little old lady in a burka. I will talk with her by myself so she understands I am serious. Then it’s up to you guys to follow us.” Reluctantly, they agreed...

R.C. Schulz

The Author

R. C. Schulz was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago. After graduating from college, he was hired by an agency of the federal government and worked for several years in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Now retired, Roger and his wife, Joan, have two adult children and two grandchildren. They live with their Golden Retriever, Farley, in northwest Illinois.

Email: info@rcschulz.net

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