K. A. Bachus
is acquainted with the world of Cold War secrets. The Chicago-born
granddaughter of Lithuanian immigrants who fled Hitler and Stalin,
she began adult life during the last year of the Vietnam era by
enlisting in the United States Air Force. Her first duty assignment
brought her to a...
The Charlemagne Files chronicles the lives of a team of deadly
Cold War intelligence operatives over a span of three decades. The
books begin with a collection of short stories as a prequel to the
main body of eight longer novels.
Charlemagne is the premier freelance specialist team...
At age nineteen, Misha found himself alone and without a future
when a car bomb killed his parents and siblings. He gained two
things from the experience: a need for survival and an overwhelming
desire for vengeance. Turning for advice and training to his
childhood friend and cousin, Louis,...
Charlemagne took on their first new member in the early 80s when
Misha's son Michael joined the team using the game name Charlie. A
marksman with the same still manner and analytical powers as his
father, eventually he also became a talented knife fighter.
Charlie brought a martial artist from...
Babysitters & Others
Frank Cardova (real name Leo Vilseck, Section nickname Buddy) was
the long serving American babysitter for the team. He had been
first introduced to Charlemagne sometime during the late 60s.
Short, balding, and somewhat overweight, he had a nervous manner
but practiced excellent...
Conventions in the World of Charlemagne
fictional world of The Section, certain conventions are followed.
It may help the reader coming to The Charlemagne Files for the
first time to know some of these.
where is The Section?
is a department of an intelligence agency of the United States. Its
The Importance of Names
What’s With All the Names?
I have been asked this question more than once and not only in
regard to the characters in my books. People who know me by one
name are sometimes surprised to hear another acquaintance call me
something different. In fact, I can count seven different names and