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Jade Eyes Michael Proctor

Jade Eyes

Michael Proctor

Published January 26th 2011
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Jay Rodgers, an ex Army Officer in his early 40’s runs a business doing consulting work for organizational and operational problems for businesses located in Charlotte North Carolina. Based out the Arcade Building in downtown Charlotte, he works theMoreJay Rodgers, an ex Army Officer in his early 40’s runs a business doing consulting work for organizational and operational problems for businesses located in Charlotte North Carolina. Based out the Arcade Building in downtown Charlotte, he works the legitimate side of his business along with the slightly shady side that does “favors” for friends and people recommended by past clients. He works the shady side of the business on a cash basis or if money is recovered, a percentage of the money recovered. Living in a waterfront condo on Lake Norman, north of Charlotte, he lives the good life. Divorced, with two grown children, he has had a series of “girlfriends” over the past few years.He is approached by Jim Hughes of Public Graphics to investigate problems of diminishing profitability in his operation. Hughes got Jay’s name from a banker who Jay had “helped” with a problem some time in the past. Public was owned by Hughes for a number of years before being bought by a local holding company. Hughes was kept on at the time of the sale to run the operation but now the holding company is exerting some pressure to move Hughes out of the operation. Coinciding with the operational problems, the companys IT manager has recently been murdered in a lurid attack and Hughes wants to have Jay investigate the murder since the police seem baffled. Hughes has also hired a free lance computer consultant to work looking at problems with the computer operations in his business since his IT manager was murdered.Jay goes to Public Graphics and begins looking at the operation, meeting the computer consultant, Sandy Blair, on his first day there. He is immediately attracted to the lady with jade colored eyes who begins to return his affection. Over two weeks, Jay learns that the operation is a hot bed of both strange financial dealings coming from the holding company and sexual tension between Jim Hughes and his lady associates and his wife. Additionally, Jay discovers that he is having feelings for Sandy and that both of them are in danger from a shadowy thug named Hector who is employed by the holding company.Intermixing violence from the people trying to keep the financial dealings a secret with the story of Jay and Sandy’s romantic feelings, the first part of the story comes to a violent conclusion on the shores of Lake Wyle as both the story lines meet in a climatic conclusion.Following up to Sandy’s request for Jay to help out her twin sister Susan, Jay and Sandy go to Asheville, NC where they encounter Susan and find out about the twisted scam that Paul Hartwell had pulled on her. Sandy and Jay help Susan get on her feet and then go in search of Paul. They find him and in a deadly violent conclusion to the book, resolve the problem