The Folks at Fifty-Eight by Michael Patrick Clark

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Gerald Hammond is the exception to the rule; an honorable spy, whose lofty principles have brought him nothing but loneliness and isolation.
With the war in Europe at an end, Hammond returns to Washington only to find his unit disbanded and his wife moved out of the marital home.
Ostracized by the Washington elite, publicly humiliated by an unfaithful wife, and scorned by former friends and colleagues, he is forced to take a mundane job with an insurance company. . . But then comes the call.
The State Department wants him to rescue a young woman, trapped in Soviet East Germany. Should he succeed a plum job at The State Department awaits.
Desperate for deliverance from his humdrum existence, Hammond accepts the assignment.
He heads into enemy territory, unaware of the sinister force that sponsored his mission or of the unseen dangers that lie in wait. He only knows that he must somehow save the girl to save himself, but as his enemies close in, and ever-more disturbing revelations come to light, Gerald Hammond begins to wonder which poses the greatest threat. . . The enemy he runs from, the friend he runs to, or the girl he was sent to save?

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About Michael Patrick Clark

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Michael Patrick Clark, author of The Folks at Fifty-Eight and Flying with Cuckoos, was born on The Fourth of July 1950 in London, England. He spent the first few years of his life in an orphanage, before adoption brought a new life. Michael joined the armed forces as a boy apprentice, and over the ensuing years he travelled the world. In the late seventies Michael moved into the high-tech industry. After twenty-five years, made the life-changing decision to move to Spain, and write novels. If you'd like to get in touch with Mike visit his website at http: // add him on Twitter: @mpclark77 / add him on Facebook: MichaelPatrickClark
Published April 12, 2012 by MDB Publishing. 336 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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