Comfortably retired from an ordinary career as a commercial artist, James Cagney (No, not the movie star) had settled into a satisfying routine that he thought would last indefinitely but a chance meeting with two young FBI agents changed everything. The memory and talents of this much older man proved to be of great value to their current investigation in that, unknown to them, the will-o-the-wisp they were chasing was more the age of James Cagney and was employing methods and devices of a bygone era to function and cover his tracks. For Mr. Cagney it was all a matter of perspective, experience, a good memory and a penchant for puzzles.
The new partnership takes the agents, our hero, his estranged wife and the female supervisor of the agents named Alice Dance, on a twisted trail peppered with danger and discovery, from his small town existence to Washington, to Cleveland, to the Panama Canal, to Germany and finally to a desolate place near the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. There the crew uncovers a fantastic secret that will change the history of the final moments of World War II.
PART II (Think Indiana Jones with a big dash of Close Encounters)
The successful conclusion of their first challenge reveals some puzzling findings that hint at a greater mystery that could not be ignored. This new hunt takes the adventurers, now named the Dance Band, and a new member on a quest that begins in Egypt. From there they travel to a hollow mountain in Germany and then to a moon of Jupiter by way of a portal which is an instantaneous transport device and there they meet an alien. They learn that he was stranded there, dormant, in a slower than light speed starship. They named hi...
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...limits and no guidance. They had successfully completed two defined missions, their job was finished and so we say farewell – for now.
The End – Book 1
Note: Am now well into Book II
The giant aircraft descended smoothly through the calm air of the desert night, guided only by a distant glimmer of light in the otherwise dark and empty landscape. Its six powerful engines were throttling down as the big wing flaps were lowering. Those inside the plane could hear the whine and clumping noises as the hydraulic motors lowered the over sized landing gear. The landing strip was ill defined and barely adequate but this would be the only time the big aircraft would land at this place. Once those on board completed their business here and the fuel tanks were topped off, it would leave, heading to the west and never return.
That was the plan.
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