C Streetby Claudette Walker
The secret of C Street is secrecy. When Solomon Rosenberg, a twenty year veteran of C Street, government lawyer and bi-polar
Book 2 - Solomon Rose Novels - Trilogy - Stories just get deeper and are designed to be read in any order... Searing sensual nature of Jacqueline is the yin/yang of a life...in a foreign world where power, wealth and corruption reign supreme.
The secret of C Street is secrecy. When Solomon Rosenberg, a twenty year veteran of C Street, government lawyer and bi-polar CIA assassin breaks the silence by recording his missions, Jacqueline is left holding the evidence of the treasonous acts. The CIA, the men of C Street, are one step behind, on a mountain top, in London and all the way to Costa Rica. Palestine is willing to pay, and Israel's is offering to help. With the evidence of espionage, murder,
and the computer hijacking of America, the game is on...
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The plane flew from Washington to Geneva, Switzerland. We arrived at 2:03 AM, GMT + one. It was a bone-chilling -25°C. A limousine took the participants directly to Hotel Les Nations, where a suite was waiting. Steven Dahl scanned the rooms for listening devices, and then the meeting commenced.
"The Geneva meeting opened at 3:20 AM, local time......Steven Dahl controlled the meeting.... Dahl's soliloquy sounded uncomfortably like treasonous talk. Dahl continued, and assuaged our fears. 'You may think that this sounds like treason, but our task is twofold.... Our first task is to develop the method for controlling the technology. Our second task, our ultimate goal, is to develop and implement protections to avoid such an attack. Our mandate is as patriotic as apple pie.' .....The tension that had developed in the room just as suddenly dissolved. I will not pretend I did not know the truth...."
"Very early in B6's mission, I began secreting documents, evidence, and computer code. When highly effective drugs were created, like those used for killing or those used for mind control, I would borrow a few vials using my Q Clearance. I always maintained a supply of Astrolite and other powerful small weapons. On my last trip to Washington, I entered the secure underground bunker I had built in Arlington, Virginia....
"I ask no forgiveness for my work on C Street. Men like me believe God is our judge, or more honestly stated, we believe we are gods."
Meet the Author
Claudette Walker is an author, who lives quietly on Florida's scenic west coast with her husband and daughter. Her travels have carried her from the small Midwest town she left as a flower child in the early seventies to San Francisco's drug-filled Haight Ashbury district. After abandoning the shores of San Francisco, she spent time with the powerful men of our government in Washington, D.C. Later, she spent time on New York's upper West Side. Claudette even found time to discover the beauty of the white-collar criminal's haven, Costa Rica. Her interest in politics, in the ways of the powerful, and in the world-wide problem of recreational drug abuse became the inspirations for her novels. She began captivating audiences with her novel, To Love The Rose (Is Washington Stoned?) Power... Money... Drugs... Sex... Our Government... The Jewish Presidency... CIA... Life... Death... Violence... and Forgiveness... And Now Comes... "C STREET"
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"Men like us believe we are gods," is the innuendo of the belief of CIA operatives woven into the fabric of C Street, a novel by Claudette Walker. Possessing the absolute power with unlimited resources of the government's Central Intelligence Agency, Jacqueline Bovia Rosenberg (having shortened her name to Jacqueline Rose) is being watched as she traces the prior path of her late husband's career working within the clandestine organization. Solomon Rose had amassed evidence of the agency's illegal and unethical activities throughout many international operations, and had a collection of audio tapes secretly held for his wife to retrieve in case of his death. Although his death came about naturally, Jacqueline remained under surveillance and investigation by the CIA until the agency could get possession of this revealing and possibly incriminating series of audio tapes. Unfortunately for Jacqueline, the CIA represented not the only government seeking to get at these secrets, and to get to her! From her London home, Jacqueline traveled to the US; first to Tampa, Florida, and then up to Manhattan on a mission to retrieve the tapes. Constantly looking over her shoulder, she takes precautions and she believes she's not being followed until she meets an Israeli colleague of Solomon's when she is given new identification documents; surprisingly showing a photo of her taken without her knowledge. Knowing very well not to trust anyone, she becomes swept into the current of people with power and influence, deep into a world of sex and violence, murder and betrayal with characters not having her own best self interest in mind. Claudette Walker takes the reader on a very detailed journey throughout the secret methods of falsifying responsibilities within the back operations of government intelligence organizations in C Street, revealing new and fascinating methods of how our history has been manipulated by those in power. Walker masterfully develops and sustains an intelligent level of suspense throughout her novel, capturing and holding hostage the reader while being totally in control of the information revealed. Unlike authors which use quick "snippets" of storytelling to create within the reader's mind a series of fast moving action scenes, Walker embellishes her scenes with descriptions based on her research and experience. She noticeably narrates as seen through a feminine mind's eye of Jacqueline, complete with the coupling of vulnerability, her fortitude of strength, and instinct for self preservation. Her novel is clearly written in a fashion which lends itself to her screenplay adaptation, which I believe is available, and would no doubt gain innumerable accolades by audiences especially for having her feminine character, Jacqueline Rose, yet appear once again and become so memorably articulated. C Street has it all, and done in a way you'll be looking over your shoulder when reading this extraordinarily entertaining book.