Why don't you kill the guards and let us fight our way
They grew up together and are distantly related. But
can three such different personalities form an effective fighting
team? When a car bomb leaves Misha orphaned at nineteen, his life
changes its trajectory. The possibilities of a privileged youth
fade to a dismal choice between a brutal death or a violent life.
He will never know peace and safety again.
Misha’s distant cousins, Louis and Vasily, are more
accustomed to danger. They have the skills for it. But it is not
long before they realize that it is Misha who has the judgment
necessary to keep all three of them alive.
A Lighter Shade of Night is a collection of short
stories about the early days of Charlemagne, the premier freelance
specialist team used by western governments for black operations
conducted without fingerprints. The stories illuminate the
personalities, strengths, and weaknesses of the three men on the
early team as well as their long-time American handler, Frank.
These tales span a period from the mid-sixties until
the events in the first novel of K.A. Bachus’s fast-paced
Charlemagne Files series. As a prequel to the series, A Lighter
Shade of Night illuminates a few of Charlemagne’s exploits during
the early days of the team.
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"I liked the characters. I am looking forward to reading the 1st
novel of the Charlemagne series to give me a more in depth feeling
of their personalities and unique skill sets."
May 17, 202
"A Lighter Shade of Night is a compilation of several stories with
the same characters. They are fighting for their lives and earning
their living, although the way they do it is less than acceptable
or desired by society. It's a good book and provides easy reading
stories and entertainment.
"I received a free copy of this book from the author and this is my
compilation of stories
March 3, 2022
"I liked how the three main characters were show cased using
different props or people in the different stories."