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We’re still deciding if we should take the case and meet up with the Agent in charge, my old friend, Jen at dinner time:
“I think she knows we’re not too thrilled to be here. She’ll have to give us something to chew on and some serious money.”
Later that evening, we had dinner with Jen. I think they knew that we’d be looking for more information, and were willing to give us more and to talk turkey as far as money was concerned. Jen looked a bit apprehensive when we met her for dinner. “Sorry I’m late. Too many long days and longer ones coming, I think,” Jen said as we got seated.
Pete wasted no time with the first question. “Jen, from what we heard, this project never got funded.”
“Pete, it got funded, but it’s as secretive as Area 51.”
We both smiled and she continued. “As best as I can describe it, they are hooking up this new Xevatron to the one that was never officially built, in a spiraling sort of way. Very strange stuff and all under the direction of Higgenbottom and team.”
“Multiple rings are not uncommon for particle accelerators, Jen,” said I, acting smart.
“Oh, pardon me, Professor Jim Jesson. I’m doing the best I can here, but this is something more, far more technical than any accelerator ever conceived, with a big hidden budget and expected big returns. All the people you met today are very high-ranking officials, as you may have gathered, and they all want you guys. By the way, how do you know Dr. Higgenbottom, Pete?”
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Here’s a new FlashFiction story for the weekend. In the fifth state of matter, does it matter?
Just after Pete buying the newest and fastest laptops, we headed west to a quantum computer research facility. After he described the potential possibilities of quantum state computing, they didn’t seem so fast anymore. Story is: Quantum Leaptop
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The Next Act
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Comments from Amazon Reviews: “I found them to be the most unusual and unique cases, that you normally don’t hear about. Like an office building full of employees who keep getting sick, even after returning from recovering from the illness.” – Amazon review - “Many of the stories have a humorous side to them as well.” - Amazon review - “Jim is often accompanied by his family, primarily his techno-wiz son. I liked this angle, as it shows his family life as well as progresses the current case.” - Amazon review - “Each curious story I read before bed leaves me with a smile.” – Amazon review - “Many of Jim’s cases discussed were sort of off the wall, and it was in that aspect that I really found this book interesting.” – Amazon review
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The Case Book of Detective Jim Jesson. This was our first small book with 10 stories we wrote in 2012. We decided to publish it and is available for .99 cents on Amazon.
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