A Pure Double Cross: Book One of the American Spy Trilogy

A Pure Double Cross: Book One of the American Spy Trilogy

by John Knoerle
     
 

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Cleveland, 1945. OSS spy Hal Schroeder returns from two harrowing years behind German lines. The horrors of war have left him bitter and cynical. He is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate the Cleveland mob, to conduct a series of escalating sting operations that target elusive crime boss Teddy Briggslavski, a.k.a Mr. Big. Hal signs on, planning to double cross the feds

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Cleveland, 1945. OSS spy Hal Schroeder returns from two harrowing years behind German lines. The horrors of war have left him bitter and cynical. He is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate the Cleveland mob, to conduct a series of escalating sting operations that target elusive crime boss Teddy Briggslavski, a.k.a Mr. Big. Hal signs on, planning to double cross the feds, pocket their front money and disappear. He struggles to walk the double cross tightrope between the G-men and the mobsters until the FBI gives him the final sting, a huge payroll heist. Hal Schroeder goes to his long-sought meet with Mr. Big, confident he can turn the heist plan to his advantage and make off with a bundle. But he gets a very unpleasant surprise. THREE very unpleasant surprises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982090329
Publisher:
Blue Steel Press
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
945,991
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

John Knoerle began his creative endeavors in the early 70s as a member of the DeLuxe Radio Theatre, a comedy troupe in Santa Barbara. He then moved to LA and did stand-up comedy, opening for the likes of Jay Leno and Robin Williams. Knoerle wrote the screenplay "Quiet Fire," which starred Karen Black, and the stage play "The He-Man Woman Hater's Club," an LA Time's Critic's Choice. He also worked as a staff writer for Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion." Knoerle moved to Chicago in 1996 with his wife Judie. His first novel, "Crystal Meth Cowboys," was optioned by Fox TV. His second novel, "The Violin Player," won the Mayhaven Award for Fiction. John Knoerle's novel, "A Pure Double Cross," is the first volume of a 1940s spy trilogy featuring former OSS agent Hal Schroeder. The second volume, "A Despicable Profession," was published in 2010.

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