VICTOR CARO IS BACK!
Victor in the Jungle
Case officer Victor Caro is back, and he’s brought the whole family along this time. On assignment in South America with his wife and young son, Victor must break up an alliance between one country’s charismatic autocrat and a narco-trafficking revolutionary group in the country next door. As the group’s support for the increasingly dictatorial leader grows, Victor enlists the help of a colorful group of CYA colleagues, along with his own family, to neutralize the threat. As they manage sources in the Amazon and diktats from Washington, Victor and his team witness how populism can drive a wealthy country into an unstoppable downward spiral. It’s a jungle out there, but it will make for one hell of an adventure.
Victor in the Rubble
A Satire of the CIA and the War on Terror
Victor Caro is a counterterrorism officer with the CYA, caught in a world where job security trumps national security. On assignment in the West African country of Pigallo in a post-9/11 world, he is tasked with hunting down the terrorist Omar al-Suqqit, who is looking to launch his group of ragtag militants onto the international jihadi stage. But chasing a terrorist proves an easier challenge than managing his agency’s bureaucracy, which is wielded by the faceless Director and its minions of cubicle-dwelling Electronic Paper Pushers. While they eat Krispy Kreme donuts delivered to their desks, Victor must navigate asset meetings in dangerous locations and handle sources that want to be paid in scotch and porn.
Omar, meanwhile, faces his own bureaucratic struggles as he joins forces with a global terrorist group that begins micro-managing its franchises in an effort to streamline attacks. In between shopping for bomb parts and managing a diva suicide bomber who has hired a famous director for her martyr video, Omar must justify why the plot’s safe house is one square meter over regulation and calm his men when they are informed Paradise is running out of virgins.
When Victor appears on his own country’s Terrorist Watch List and Omar finds himself struggling to write “Lessons Learned” in the suicide bomber program, they each realize they might have a common enemy: red tape.
A witty satire about the Beltway’s navel-gazing bureaucracy, Victor in the Rubble is a humorous twist on how Washington is executing the War on Terror.