NOT LONG AFTER HIS move into the Spring Village retirement community former covert operative Ken Frazier gets an unexpected visit. His good friend and former colleague George Larsen shows up spouting outrageous stories about a clandestine meeting an impending sniper attack and a woman who was just killed. And he says the US government is behind it!
It all sounds impossible but when George is found murdered the very next day Ken knows he has to act. He confides in two members of his old team. They want to help him just like they used to. But what can three old men with failing hearts and bad knees do about it? Painfully aware of their physical limitations they resolve to embark on one more mission. They desperately need a younger person to be able to execute the plans they develop. Who will they recruit and is it even possible?
They are among the finest minds in the covert world&ndashthey just need a little help.
J.T. Prescott lives with his wife and extended family in Pennsylvania. The knowledge gained through his diverse background in business finance senior-based housing and a tangential involvement in politics provided the foundation for writing Arts and Crafts. Currently he is at work on his next novel.
"When the truth is revealed and the betrayals come to light the author provides an ending that will shock readers have some really great twists and surprises and put him up there with some of the best mystery/thriller writers. Characters that are believable vividly described and a plot that will keep you glued to the printed page and hoping for a sequel." &ndash&ndashFran Lewis Blogger at Just Reviews
"This is a fast-paced adventure filled with conspiracy and murder as Frazier's experience and instincts kick in and he recruits the help of two members of his former team. Together they band together for one last desperate mission." &ndash&ndashAlan Caruba Bookviews
"Arts and Crafts is a book of intrigue and yet it is also a human interest story&hellipMost of all this is just a fun read and one which both the younger and older generations can follow with a sense of humor and background cheering. A very well thought out plot."&ndash&ndash
Karen Pirnot Readers' Favorite
"If you've ever wondered where CIA black ops personnel go when they get too old to kill an opponent in one deadly blow then this entertaining novel may provide some answers...the book is very cleverly thought out and while the reluctant hero that is Sam Flagg grows into his role we just cross our fingers that the three old men at the centre of the counter-plot do not succumb to their various infirmities before the conspiracy is defeated." &ndash&ndash David Prestidge Crime Fiction Lover