The Bachelor Missions
Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap Series Book 1
by Jes Drew
Genre: Speculative Thriller, Espionage Romance
The good-guys, the bad-guys, and the wild card- it's the ultimate game of cloak and dagger...
Kristian Clark, private eye, thought his days as a special agent were behind him, but when he's drafted into action, he finds himself reunited with his old team- and painful memories of why they broke up in the first place. But as he plunges into mission after mission- from a 'holy heist' to babysitting a young hacker to going undercover in a cult- Kristian find that everything he tried to leave behind is coming back to haunt him with a vengeance, and then some. First there's the mysterious woman who knows more about Kristian- and his past- than makes sense while using science fiction weapons that don't make sense period. Then there are the shady powers-that-be who are responsible for drafting him back into this world to satisfy their own nefarious agendas. It's all Kristian can do to keep from being pulled into their games as he tries to figure out who to trust and what to fight for, even as the trap put in place to destroy him is set with a ticking clock.
When did espionage get so complicated?
When I step into the cult's banquet hall again, I find Susan standing on the other side, kind of off on her own despite her chattering 'sisters' just a few feet away.
Without a word, I stride across the room, take my rookie partner into my arms, and bring my lips to hers.
“I was just trying to get information from the harpies,” I whisper a moment later, still holding my one ally of espionage in this dark place in my arms.
“I know. I was just trying to protect our cover,” she answers, equally low before kissing me again to keep up appearances.
I pull away slightly. “Then let me protect you- stay away from those girls. They're… unnatural.”
She leans in again kisses me long and hard before whispering, “I know.”
I kiss her forehead. “We have to get out of here.”
“They're messing with our minds.”
I press my lips to hers one last time before pulling away and whispering, “I'm actually starting to like this.”
“I wish I didn't say that.”
She smiles wryly and gives me a quick peck on the nose. “I know.”
I smile back and smooth her hair behind her ear. “Well, now that that's out of the water and we've effectively ruined everyone's appetites, let's go eat dinner.”
In the Rogue
Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap Series Book 2
The classic game of cat and mouse- but who's the cat and who's the mouse?
Kristian Clark is still reeling from his accidental marriage to his rookie, Susan Deanna, when NEO anarchists attack their agency and they have to go on the run with his- their?- two adopted children. But the NEOs aren't the only ones who are after them- the strange agency that seems straight from the pages of a science fiction novel is hot on their tails. But are they going after Kristian? Or Susan? Or both?
But as they work to stay one step ahead of their pursers, secrets begin to come to light about their enemies, their friends, and even each other. Things are in play that are beyond any of their understanding or attempts to control. Even if all reality seems to be a fabrication, will Kristian be able to face his calling? What if everything you knew was a lie?
Ruptured Reality Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap Series Book 2.5
I'd tell you I love you... But then you'd make me change the baby's diaper.
Kristian Clark can go undercover for months on end, combat multiple enemies at once, and even teleport through dimensions. He should be ready for everything. But having a newborn child... is a little outside his skill set.
And the universe isn't ready for little Shannon either. The tentative layers of the universe begins to peel apart and his adopted son gets pulled through a portal in the hospital.
Along with an angry wife and reunited best friend, Kristian travels the dimensions to find his son and somehow find a way to save reality without giving up his little girl.
Agents Adam and Eve
Kristian Clark and the American Agenda Book 1
Dream not of other worlds...
They call him agent and he answers. They tell him conquer and he does. But there's something they don't know. He's beginning to remember. His name is Kristian Clark. He has a wife and four children. Or he did. But he will find them again, whoever is left, wherever they are, and whatever it takes.
They call her the Aisling. She does their missions only as far as it helps her accomplish her own: to find and rescue the children of a fallen woman. And she will not let anyone get in her way- most certainly not the brainwashed father who has for so long been an unthinking weapon for the government. To save the innocents, she will not hesitate to do whatever it takes- no matter how much it condemns her.
They are the root of a conspiracy that would bring two worlds together, for good or for evil, for better or for worse, for life or for death. Their choices shall echo throughout all eternity.
Advanced Praise for Agents Adam and Eve:
"Agents Adam and Eve is the kind of book you can't put down, the kind that has you laughing and crying. Jes Drew successfully keeps you turning the page and renders you longing for more when the last page has been turned."~Karsyn Shae, Creative Writer
"Kristian Clark is back in an all-new duology after the birth of his twins. Are he and his wife finally able to enter parenthood safely without the threat of anarchist groups, or will Kristian have to sacrifice everything to save those he loves?"~Allyson Kennedy, author of Speak Your Mind
“I love the story! It felt so real and very intense! I felt like I was in the story with the characters!”
-Shine, author and blogger of Hauntingghosttown
Miss Smith frowns at me when I appear beside her again. “What were you--?”
I hold up the gun. “It was too pretty to die.” Then I hand it to her with a gentlemanly bow. “For you, milady.”
This puts a distracted smile on her face as she pets it like a child would a puppy.
I’ve just given a child firearms. Lovely.
In the distance, the NEO base explodes.
I am the child’s firearm.
Maybe they all escaped. Maybe not. Why I care either way, I don’t know. Yet I do. I didn’t use to.
But things are different now. Since I began remembering. Since I realized the world I’m beginning to remember will never be mine again.
I walk and she follows my lead, unaware of the fact that I could teleport us from any point.
Then I come to a halt as realization washes over me. As Miss Smith keeps walking. As the fire burns beyond.
I’ve killed people. I’ve felt no remorse. All because I had no memories? Is that what makes me human and humane--my memories? Something that can be so easily taken away?
My hand reaches out to touch Miss Smith, and I teleport her back to her chambers before teleporting myself to mine.
Then I drop to my knees and bow my head. My bedpost makes a shadow of a cross beside me, and I find myself focusing even as my heart finds other things to occupy itself with.
“Oh, Susan,” I whisper. “How I have failed you.”
A mental image of my children flash through my mind’s eye. I know naught where they are or what’s become of them.
But if Aisling is right, then there are some who know. And if there is even a chance that I can somehow save what’s left of those who need me, then I will do whatever is necessary for as long as necessary to save them.
With this commitment in my heart, I look straight at the camera I know to be monitoring me 24/7. Then I rise and go on pretending nothing has happened whatsoever--that I am not an autonomous, independent, intelligent being capable of thought and willpower.
If a charade is what it will take to save my children without losing my memory and conscience again, so be it. This is my holy ambition, and nothing on earth or below the earth will be able to stop me.
I only pray that somehow that distant place called Heaven will fight with me.
Jes Drew is the author of the Ninja and Hunter trilogy, the Howling Twenty trilogy, the Kristian Clark saga, and the Castaways trilogy. She lives with her mom, dad, younger sister, four younger brothers, and two dogs, obsessing about her true love, Captain Steve Rogers. There is a possibility that she may or may not be a superhuman, but she hasn't discovered her powers. Yet. Also, she might be a spy, but that's classified.
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
Oh, goodness, this is a loaded question with a complicated answer. Both are true. You see, I start with a plot, and for the most part, I stick to that plot. But that plot is only a skeleton, and the characters come up with all their own ideas about what else is to happen.
In this story, three character were born that were not originally planned, at least to the level they were born to (Allen, Rhyan, and Maxwell to be exact), and became second tier characters. Since they came about so late in the story, I didn’t have a story line prepared for them and watched it grow with them. And even when I did think I knew it was going to be one way, they would make impulsive decisions and go another way.
It was like they were writing their story for me while I wrote Kristian’s story for everyone else. Quite the interesting experience.
What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision?
I had dabbled in writing as a smaller child illustrating my own made-up fairy-tales, and a slightly older kid writing out action-packed chapter books I read aloud to my family. But I grew out of these phases. Until, that is, 2012, when Marvel’s Avengers was released and swept me into a superhero mania.
At that point of time, I wanted nothing more than have superpowers, don a mask, and fight evil. However, since it was taking too long to develop the necessary abilities, I turned to the next best thing: creating a fictional superhero with powers, masks, and the inert desire to combat crime and evil. Seven years later, that desire still hasn’t vanished, and now Kristian Clark has arisen, a man marked by the strange events around him, his spy-trained ability to develop a cover even without a mask wherever he might be, and take down whatever evil dares turn itself against his country, his team, or his accidental family.
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