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Dr. Higgenbottom is the 4th story in our newest book. Some short excerpts forthcoming. Here, we’re at an initial interview, being considered for hire as PI’s in his ”laboratory.” I don’t think either Pete or I cared that much if we were hired. The whole thing seemed too bizarre, even for us…
I kept one eye on the deputy director, who was sitting looking very reserved near the end of the big oval table. I found out later that he was “not keen” on bringing in two outsiders to investigate what his team should be investigating. But things were not going well, and he trusted Jen’s instincts and opinion enough to at least grant us an interview. He later told Jen that “anyone else would have been ecstatic to be invited to work with the Feds on a project of this magnitude, yet we seemed a bit detached and uninterested.”
We were interested, but we made our living on fast and successful investigations and suspected this was going to be a long and shaky one. I’d worked with Feds on cases, and for the most part, meeting people like Jen was a privilege. But time was not our friend.
“Jim, Mr. Friedman and I are going to lay out the entire scenario for you and Pete, minus a few items that we’ll clear up should you guys accept the case and when your interim clearance is approved. For now, don’t worry about the money. I requisitioned a full week’s fee for you guys to be here and listen to us this morning.”
I immediately asked, “I appreciate that very much, Jen, but with all the people at your disposal, why us?”
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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
Comments from Editorial Reviewers: “The drama here is in the nuts and bolts of ferreting out the mystery in some off-beat cases.” – Palmettoreview.com - “A highly entertaining mystery and crime book containing 20 short stories.” TBR- topbookreviewers.com - The story, and its placement, indicates right away that this isn’t your typical detective book… Palmettoreview.com
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
Comments from Friends (whom I’ve not asked to give us an Amazon review): “Should be a text book.” – Cathy. “A teaching book.” – Ann ”Should be a movie.” – Roy. “I’ve had to put down 4 best seller’s recently, they were boring! I’ve read some stories in, The Next Act, three times already. You won’t be bored, I promise – Davia” – ”What funny and odd detective stories” – Brenda. “Better than the book I’m reading now that’s on the best seller list.” – Johnny
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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