After investigation came retribution, vindictive and
It’s the early 1980’s and the
height of the Cold War when Steve Donovan, despite a checkered
past, troubled marriage and no prospects, lands a job at the very
bottom of the intelligence world. He finds a kind of happiness
being involved with shady people in unsavory activities until he is
suddenly promoted over the heads of fifty-nine colleagues by his
Section chief, who is himself being promoted.
Steve’s boss Frank is handing him the responsibility for
Charlemagne, the premier freelance specialist team used by western
governments for black operations conducted without fingerprints.
The deadly team has filled several drawers at a Chicago morgue and
Steve and Frank fly out to investigate why.
With three days left until Christmas, their investigation uncovers
tragedies, past, present and perhaps, yet to come in their own
futures. Frank appears to be the next target, but is Steve as well?
It is difficult to tell, because truth is hard to come by and
deception obscures everything and everyone they speak to. Loyalties
are hidden, moral codes nonexistent.
Can Steve convince Charlemagne not to kill his boss without putting
himself likewise in the crosshairs of their revenge? And just how
far is he willing to go to save the innocent?
Cetus Wedge is the second novel
in K.A. Bachus’s fast-paced Charlemagne Files series chronicling
the lives a team of deadly Cold War intelligence operatives over a
span of three decades.
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"Cetus Wedge by K.A. Bachus is the second book in the
Charlemagne Files series. A former air force pilot, Steve Donovan,
is suddenly promoted to a special assignment. For his first
mission, he must uncover the motives behind a recent string of
deaths and reveal the conspiracy that hides behind, and of course,
be home in time for Christmas. Donovan soon finds that he is
surrounded by corruption, and every choice could turn
Cetus Wedge was very interesting, a story unlike any other.
The steady pace of Bachus’ writing will keep you turning page aer
page wanting more. Dirty politics, corruption, murder, and mystery
all shroud the plot of Cetus Wedge, which is cleverly
revealed by detailed and intricate writing.
Bachus cleverly weaves complexities into the plot that you did
not expect, making the story take yet another potentially deadly
Cetus Wedge is a mystery for deep thinkers, a true
depiction of the words “espionage”, “corruption”, and “dirty”.
Bachus delivers a complex plot that leaves the reader thinking and
wanting to read more. If you love action, mystery, conspiracies,
and an exceptional story - Cetus Wedge is for you!"
- The Lost Chapter, LLC
"K.A. Bachus is a master of description. Her words will make you
feel as if you are at the character's side, experiencing the action
alongside them instead of reading the words on a page. Readers who
like character and dialogue-driven plots will enjoy Cetus
- The Book Review Directory
"Cetus Wedge by K.A Bachus reads almost like a play. It is
dialogue-heavy; most of the information about the characters are
learned through the discourses between Frank and Stephen. The story
is not stationary in one location, however. The characters move
between different settings in Chicago and a home base that is never
Bachus writes beautifully. The descriptions of characters and
the scenes are eloquent and exact. It is as if the reader it
watching the story instead of reading it. Donovan’s love for flying
is tangible through the author’s descriptions and readers can feel
his heartbreak over not being a pilot anymore."