The Potomac Enigma

The Potomac Enigma

by JJ Burke

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Overview

The hypothetical question, “What if?” has been bandied about for years. The response—always the same. ”Impossible, never, couldn’t happen”, or “too many checks in the system.” No one could just take over The United States—or could they?

The murder of a junior senator and the investigation into that killing, by the top man in the U.S. Secret Service, becomes the pivotal point at which the mundane turns sinister. The “impossible” suddenly turns plausible. Clues, and the parties involved are as diaphanous as white smoke—faintly visible, but impossible to get a grip on.

The clock is invisible and the time keeps ticking away. Who, how, and when are frustratingly evasive questions, and additional murders yield few clues if any. Can Sam and his small team thwart a plot that has international implications? The race is deadly and the stakes are the ultimate.

Sam has only two other men he can depend on. Luis Arguela, his close assistant and Moshe, a close friend and Mossad agent (retired?). They are compelled to follow clues of no substance, murders without logic and vaguely possible suspects. The possibility that the president of the United States is somehow involved must also be considered.

Operating in the U.S. with a foreign agency (Mossad) could get Sam fired or jailed, but he has no other options. Through intense, covert investigation they track down the perpetrators and bring together a collection of unusual allies to destroy an international plot, and in a convoluted manner that prevents the public from ever knowing how close the takeover was.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644372241
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Publication date: 02/18/2020
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

I was born in Brooklyn, NY, and through subsequent moves spent the majority of my formative years in New Rochelle, NY (Westchester County).
I attended the Philadelphia Textile Institute and have been a prolific reader all of my life. I was first introduced to the joy of free-style writing, and encouraged to pursue it, by my college English Professor. (I should have listened.)
My business career started in the textile industry, which is where my international travels began. These travels covered Canada, Northern South America, some areas of Central America, Europe, and a number of Caribbean islands; Cuba being the most often visited.
I wrote for my college newspaper and prepared business advertising copy for local and national printed media. My first exercise in fiction was a demonstrative writing for my older son. I was more than pleased with the results and was “hooked,” but never went any further with writing as a serious pursuit, until recently.
My first work of fiction, The Lethal Fisherman, was released April 29, 2017. This was the first novel of a trilogy. Book two, Scattered Pieces, was released November 11, 2017, and Book three, Blood Money, was released May 26, of 2018. My latest work is The Potomac Enigma, which focuses on the possibility, presented in today’s political climate, of an international takeover of the United States.
I enjoy woodworking, cooking (I cooked professionally for ten years) and when time permits, fishing and travel. A favorite enjoyment of mine is dining out and experiencing new restaurants and cuisines. My wife and I live in southeastern North Carolina.

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