The Plan: A Historical eNovel By Susan Klopfer
Set For June 2013 Release
Jamie Sullivan, a private Vicksburg detective, fatally shoots himself in the groin while perched on the corner of his bed cleaning his favorite hunting rifle. Suicide, concludes the Mississippi state pathologist, a man nationally known for his amazingly quick (and frequently galling) reports. Sullivan’s death occurs six months after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and twenty-five years before Clint McDoo gives a damn.
McDoo, a quiet, gay Delta civil rights lawyer, has never thought about the former FBI agent’s fishy death report until now; he hated the man. But hearing of his Alabama colleague's sudden death, McDoo sets Delta speed records heading for Montgomery where his friend’s widow insists her husband killed himself, and will not let McDoo view the body. She demands a closed casket funeral, but McDoo, adept at quiet murder investigations from years of brave work in Mississippi, sneaks into the funeral parlor basement to find his friend’s tortured body.
Not surprised at what he discovers, and figuring he could be the next target because they were co-investigating a colossal crime, McDoo flees to a quiet fishing town in Ecuador, a little known village with relevant African history, to spend out the rest of his life. He meets retired CIA expat, Barney Fry, who faces possible deportation over a CIA retirement office paperwork screw-up. The intrigued old spy fleshes out the lawyer’s story and comes up with an idea that just might save them both, and solve two murders!
Publication Date: June 30, 2013
Susan Klopfer is the author of The Emmett Till Book, Who Killed Emmett Till?, and Where Rebels Roost; Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited
Amazon author bio: http://www.amazon.com/Susan-Klopfer/e/B001K8H5WC