Murry Peterson: Checkmate

Murry Peterson: Checkmate

by Richard S. Hartmetz


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Muriel Peterson longed to escape the confines of junior high school, while living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1980. When her guidance counselor revealed himself to be an agent of the CIA, he recruited her to help him on a mission.

A year later, he needs her help again. Reluctant at first, Murry is coaxed back into the spy game, this time as part of a team. Now in seventh grade, Murry discovers that the world and the people in it are not always as they seem. A dead CIA courier, a rogue Soviet general, stolen nuclear weapons, and an inquisitive FBI agent that harbors a shocking secret about her late grandfather all add to the intrigue as Murry becomes a pawn in a global chess game between two super-powers.

Can she stand against the sinister conspiracy that threatens to destroy the United States from within and plunge the world into chaos? Can she discover the master manipulator making the moves from the shadows in the game where one wrong move means checkmate? Can she manage to keep her double life a secret from her overbearing mother and work alongside the boy she is hopelessly in love with without making a fool of herself?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477490303
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/17/2012
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Richard Stephen Hartmetz was born in Rochester, NY on February 9, 1965. Richard has degrees in Computer Science, Special Education and Psychology.

He spend many years as a teacher in the Rochester City School District, East Irondequoit, St. Margaret Mary School and the School of the Holy Childhood where he was known as "Mr. H." He is now the CEO of Starry Night

Richard is also the author of "Murry Peterson: Spy Game," "Marvin!, Marvin!, Marvin!," "Hurray For Marvin," "Super-Marvin," and "Marvin and Ted," which are currently available from, Barnes &, Starry Night and many other fine booksellers.

He wrote his first story, entitled "The Dog Catcher is Coming," when he was only six years old and has been writing since, also teaching several writing workshops.

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