August 24, 2020

Aydin Trammell

Aydin Trammell

Part One

Ptarmigan Lane

Civilian life and being married to a spy is the short path to dead. Aydin knew marrying Allison was a lousy idea, but he did it anyway, for the mission.

In his previous life, the special forces missions were simple. Hike in, blow something up, hike out. His new life as an international intelligence operative is complex. Civilian spy missions are complicated and dangerous.

Aydin’s true love is software development, which a perfect cover for a spy. His new software is worth billions, but there are only three or four possible buyers.

His code turns facial recognition into a foolproof tool. With his algorithm, every face posted to TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, or anywhere in the Cloud, is guaranteed identification.

Because she could, Allison stole, then tried to sell Aydin’s software. She blew her cover because she took a flawed version of code. Allison begged to get out of the failed long-con by agreeing with her buyer: Kill Aydin and steal the working system.

If Aydin’s code lands on the wrong buyer, no one, anywhere, will be safe from covert monitoring and tracking.

Can Aydin, with his friends, Phil, and Pops, uncover the buyer and survive?

If you are a fan of contemporary crime fiction: Think The Circle meets The Maltese Falcon, with a touch of The Blade Runner.  Pick up a copy of Ptarmigan Lane!

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Part Two

Mandarin Pith

 

A cluster of dead security thugs is just another day in the life of a civilian spy.  Aydin doesn’t want to go back to his life as a counter-insurgent, humping a pack in the desert with his forward fire team. But, he often thinks: Life was simpler when you knew everyone was probably the enemy.

Allison screwed up everything, and she’s not saying why. The Service gave her the secondary mission to deal with the Chinese. Pops hinted at the deals withing deals. Phil keeps everyone talking to everyone else. Aydin spends too much time head-down on his computer, looking for clues to connect the dots.

Aydin’s dark mind tried to sugarcoat the week. Handing over the traitor: A good thing. Not getting killed by the Chinese middle-man: A good thing. Real-world successful test of the automated ranging and fire control: A good thing. Collecting two-fiddy very large and keeping the core code: A good thing.

With so many good things, Allison and Phil wonder why Aydin’s mood darkened. Already introspective, he got worse.

Aydin and Phil’s core code can turn mediocre facial recognition AI into a foolproof tool. Sitting at a traffic light, did you ever wonder what the cameras were doing with your image?

The Russians want the code. They sent one of Aydin and Phil’s regrets to get it.

Can Aydin, with his friends, Phil, and Pops, solve the maze of clues and find a way out before everyone is dead? Or worse.

If you are a fan of contemporary crime fiction: Think The Circle meets The Maltese Falcon, with a touch of The Blade Runner.  Pick up a copy of Mandarin Pith!

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Part Three

Shiny Lies

Aydin is coming apart. Everything in his world is spinning out of control. Allison is trying to hold everyone together. Phil’s disappointment summarized the situation.

“Two weeks. We couldn’t make it two weeks without someone trying to kill us.”

The Service is playing everyone against the middle. Who works for whom? Where are the orders originating? Why are Aydin and Allison’s parents involved?

Aydin’s past keeps coming back to kill him. Can he find the missing links before everyone is dead?

If you are a fan of contemporary crime fiction: Think The Circle meets The Maltese Falcon, with a touch of The Blade Runner.  Pick up a copy of Shiny Lies!

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