J.M.M.Adams, Mystery Author

The Unsuspecting Spy

The Unsuspecting Spy

Fiction based on a real person and how no one knew not even his family what he really did. His wife thought he worked for the railroad, when he actually was a spy for Britain.

The Unsuspecting Spy

The Unsuspecting Spy

It was 1981 and my grandmother had just died, I was on my way to England to go through her things. When I arrived I met a cousin I had not seen since a child.  She let me in with her key and we went up to the attic of my grandmother’s little two story yellow cottage in Surrey, England. I pulled open boxes; all of them were from my grandfather that had died long ago. I knew nothing of him really; he died before I was born. My cousin and I pulled out boxes and boxes of letters and photos, then drug them downstairs. The old desk that I was never allowed to touch as a child was just sitting there in the parlor.  What was in the locked drawers? I was going to find out.  I picked up the key sitting in the metal dish on top of the mahogany desk and put it into the lock. When I opened it, my life and my cousins’ live were changed forever. This is my grandfathers’ story; he was a spy for the English government during World War 11. Why did he die with his secrets? What was he hiding from his family? Where was his other family? He told my grandmother he worked for the railroad. I read on and this is his remarkable story.

The Hidden Door

 

Lamorack lead the knights deep into the forest, then suddenly put up his hand for complete stillness and quiet. They heard horses riding through the Forrest. “Get your arrows ready,” he whispered.

He positioned everyone off the main path on two sides. They came closer and closer; he put down his arm for charge. The battle was bloody; many of the Dark Bandits were killed.

“Where is the child?” Lamorack commanded of a fallen Bandit with his sword ready to kill him. “I will spare your life if you can tell me where she is!”

“She is tied up a mile from here in a tree,” he spat out.

“Show me,” commanded Lamorack jerking the captive to his feet.

Lamorack followed the man leading his horse while Richard and a few knights followed. The others were waiting for their return on the main road.

“Daddy!” Screamed Leila when she saw them coming. “I’m up here.”

“I see you baby, were coming.” Richard shouted back hurrying as fast as he could.

They got there and Richard climbed the rope ladder to cut her loose.

“Oh Daddy,” she sobbed, “I was so scared.”

“I know honey, but your alright now.” He hugged her then brought her down and placed her in front of him on his saddle.

Lamorack pushed the bandit and told him to go away.

With that they caught up with the other knights and rode back to Camelot.

Excerpts from The Hidden Door

The Hidden Door

 

 

Sophia Anderson (From Luxembourg 2012)

John Barnes (Sophia’s deceased husband)

Susan and Kimo (Good Friends)

Leila (Sophia’s niece)

Jennie (Sophia’s sister that disappeared in Egypt, Leila’s mother)

Robert (Jennie’s husband that disappeared with her)

Yglais (Mother of Lamorack and Perceval)

Lamorack (Knight of the Round Table, Knight that found Sophia he was more famous than Gawain.

Perceval (Knight of the Round Table and brother of Lamorack)

Cundrie (Witch, Accolon’s wife, cousin to Lamorack and Perceval)

Accalon (Knight of the Round Table and husband to Cundrie)

Bryn (Maid to Sophia in 1180 AD)

Afawen (Maid to Sophia in 1180 AD)

Iago (Paige in 1180 AD)

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1

 

“Sophie!” I heard Susan scream as I disappeared into the opening of the cave.

“Kanani, no come back don’t follow her!” I heard Leila scream, then everything went dark.

I woke up after I hit the ground very confused, then umph, Kanani landed on me.

“Kanani, I’m glad to see you and that you love me, can you get off?” I asked my German Shepherd as I shoved her to the side. She licked my face and started jumping back and forth over me and then she stopped and started barking. I heard a horse approaching.

“Stop barking,” I told her getting up and dusting myself off. I looked up into the face of a handsome Knight.

“Are you alright, Madam?” The Knight asked me.

“Yes, I think so, thank you for stopping to ask.” I looked around wondering where I was. He dismounted his horse and walked over to me.

“Who are you, where did you come from?” He asked looking as confused as I felt.

“I don’t know. I was exploring caves with my friends and ended up here. Where are we and what year is it?” I asked.

“It’s the year 1180 of our Lord and I am Sir Lamorack de Gales of the Round Table in King Arthur’s Court. We are standing in a county of Devon, England. He looked at Kanani and bend over to pet her.

“Do you mind if I pet her?” He asked without waiting for an answer from me.

“What kind of dog is she? I’ve never seen a dog like this and never seen anyone dressed like you.”

My heart was beating so fast I was sure he could hear it. Was I really dressed in black leggings, a t-shirt, tennis shoes and talking to a handsome knight in armor that belonged to King Arthur’s Court?

“Yes, you can pet her, my name is Sophia and I am not from this century. My dog is an Alsatian,” I said choosing my words carefully. Knowing that telling him she was a German Shepherd would concern him.

“What year are you from?” He asked looking me in the eyes.

“2012,” I stuttered.

“Did you come here on purpose?” He wanted to know looking amazed.

“No, I’m lost and want to go home now.” I told him a little unsure of myself. Then I looked back and saw the rock I apparently came through.

He looked behind me too. “Well, I don’t think we can get you back right now. You must come back to my Castle with me, I am not going to let a beautiful young lady and dog stand here all night for thieves to rob and kill.”

“Your castle? I don’t have anything proper to put on for a castle visit,” I said looking down at my clothes.

“Oh I’m sure my mother can find something your size, even though you are so thin.” He said jestingly then gently took my hand and bent over kissing it.

“Wow, I’ll follow you anywhere.” I said with my heart in my throat. Thinking about if I would ever go home. I felt a bit of dread in the pit of my stomach as I looked behind me leaving my security though.

“Will you remember where you found us?” I asked him.

“Yes, I will,” he turned to look at me, “it’s almost dark, lets get going.

I took Kanani’s leash out of my backpack and snapped it on her collar. He walked his horse beside me leading us to his castle. Would Susan and Leila get Kimo and come find us? Oh, I should not have listened to Leila and I should have stayed home working on grandpa’s notes in my library in Luxembourg. I had to stop myself from crying, that’s all I had been doing since John’s death six months ago.

“What is that you have on your dog?” He asked me interrupting my daydreaming.

“It’s called a leash,” I told him. “I don’t think it’s invented yet.”

“No, it isn’t, I have a lot of questions for you. Don’t worry,” he told me looking at my face and seeing my expression. “Everything will be ok.”

“I hope so,” I said grimly.

Then I looked around, it was lovely country and I was on an adventure. I didn’t have anything to worry about. Susan and Kimo would take care of Leila and the house in Luxembourg. It was so beautiful and looked very different from how I remembered it coming here three years ago. No farms or roads, it was untouched. Being summer, the weather was nice and Kanani didn’t seem upset by our recent experience. So I might as well enjoy my adventure. It would be something else to write about when I got home.

“There’s my castle,” Lamorack said pointing to it with pride in his voice.

“Wow, it’s gorgeous!” I said with enthusiasm, forgetting my predicament. I was getting anxious to meet the people of this time and explore the countryside.

“She has been in my family many years. When my father was slain in battle it became mine, which was 5 years ago. I now take care of my mother, Lady Yglais.” He looked thoughtful.

“I don’t think it’s a good idea for anyone to know where you came from right now, but my mother will wonder because of the way you are dressed. I will put you into a spare bedchamber right away then go find her and tell her about you, leaving out the time travel.” He was still talking but I wasn’t paying much attention because we had just walked into the most magnificent castle I had ever seen!

I followed him to the stables where he handed his horse over to a Paige. The Paige looked at me with suspicion, but didn’t say anything. Then I followed Lamorack into the main hall of the castle; I tried looking around at everything without tripping, but we were walking rapidly towards a room. We arrived; he opened up the doors and gently pushed me inside. I looked around at the beautiful room, the bed, washstand and a window looking out over the moors.

“This is where you and Kanani can stay, make yourself comfortable and I will have some dresses and underclothing brought in for you, my lady. Don’t be frightened, are you?” He asked.

Excerpts from The Russian Spy

We all ducked; there was Sam, Jessie, and Rick, my dad, Tatyana and myself. The rest of the team Jim, Tom, Jack and Mike were on the chopper coming in to pick us up.

It landed, Mike and Jack jumped out to help us all aboard. Another chopper flew over spraying the area with gunfire. A hut caught on fire; workers were scrambling to put out the flames. Then the chopper circled, and hit our chopper, it exploded!

Jim and Tom were still in it! The rest of us were thrown back. We picked ourselves up.

“This calls for plan B!” Said my dad. “Head for the river!” 

Chapter 6 The Russian Spy

CHAPTER 6

 

Rick cracked open the kitchen door. “Who’s there?” Rick shouted.

A shot was fired in our direction. That set things in motion. Rick and I slipped outside. Rick motioned for me to go left, then he went right. He shot his gun into the dark and hit the headlights, they fired back and I shot in the direction of the gunfire. By chance I hit someone, because they screamed. Then we heard the engine starting and the car came our way. Rick fired into the windshield and it shattered. He jumped out of the way as the car shot down the driveway towards the vineyard crashing into the old birch tree. By that time everyone in the house was up and all of the lights were on.

Rick ran over and pulled out the driver, he was dead. He went through his pockets, “Soviet,” he said.

Grandma called the coroner. She said, “He is on his way.”

Good Night

Good Night

Good night to all of my friends and followers. Thank you for you being so kind with your comments.

Jackie Lee  the GSD and Casey Lane are off to find Sophia and Kanani. Come to find out that Sophia and Kanani went off with the dragon, Merlin and Knights; of course with King Arthur’s blessings. They are on a quest to find more dragons and save them from the kingdoms killing them off. Sophia’s sister is worried and that is why Jackie Lee and Casey Lane are on the case. It has been 3 months and no word from Sophia and her party.

Ranger is hiding in the woods in Russia. I think he got shot in the arm, I hope he is ok. I only know what shall happen when I return.

Davy just got a motorbike at age 2 and can ride it. I know he will be a handful when he grows up.

I am off to sleep to dream of my characters and how to save them.

All of my characters are sleeping in this world and in King Arthur’s Court. I wish all of you sweet dreams. Perhaps some mystery will be solved soon????

Good Night

Good night, Jackie lee and Casey Lane are off to find Sophia and Kanani. Ranger is hiding in the woods in Russia, Davy just got a motorbike at age 2 and can ride it. All of my characters are sleeping in this world and in King Arthur’s Court.

Kanani’s Golden Caves, A Sophia Anderson Mystery

A cold evening update

Woke up to SNOW! Really? It’s still cold tonight. I will work on Davy and Dad as much as I can this week, except Sophia and Kanani are missing! I have to go help them and Ranger is being shot at! Oh my, 33 more days of school and it’s writing every day. Heaven for my characters so they can get out of their situations. Have a warm night everyone. Happy dreams about dragons for Sophia, motor bikes for Davy. Jackie Lee wants to just go home and be a couch potato with Casey Lane. Her cop boyfriend is worried how they took off without much notice. Will her house be ok in Friday Harbor? Someone might find artifacts in her back yard! I hope not, that would complicate things.
Sweet dreams!!!!!

Davy and Dad

 

 

 

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                                          Davy and Dad

 

“Look Dad, look,” said Davy to Dad. Davy pointed at the motorbike that Dad was going to buy Davy. They were at the motorbike store.

 

“Is that the one you want, Davy?” Asked Dad, taking little Davy’s hand and walking over to the bike.

 

“I want up,” pointed Davy taking the pacifier out of his mouth.

 

Dad picked up 2 year old Davy and put him on the bike. The salesman was shocked to see that a 2 year old was getting a motorized bike.

 

“Sir,” said the stern looking salesman. “Your son is too young to ride a bike, I am sure.”

 

Dad looked at the salesman and said, “You don’t know my son Mister. He is a better rider at 2 than I am at 47. Davy needs to try this bike out, can you take it out back to the track for us?”

 

Dad took Davy off of the bike and the salesman walked the bike to the back saying, “If you know what your doing, sir but you will have to sign a form.”

 

“No problem,” said Dad, “let me sign.”

 

Then the salesman took Dad to the front and he read the

Paper work and signed his name. Davy had his own helmet so Dad helped him put it on and they walked out back. Davy was so excited he kept jumping up and down as they walked.

 

         Davy got on the bike with Dad’s help, his helmet was on and padding too for his elbows and knees.

         “Davy, do a Brodie for the salesman.” Said Dad.

         “Ok Dad,” said Davy.

 

 

 

Davy started the bike then stopped and asked, “Dad, is that a Brodie?”

“Yes Davy, that is a Brodie!” Dad was excited.

“Ok,” said Dad to the salesman, “I will buy the bike for Davy.”

“Yes sir,” said the salesman, “Your son rides very well, I am impressed. Let us all go inside and I will ring up the bike.”

Davy, Dad and the salesman went inside and Dad took out his wallet. He paid for the bike, in the meantime the bike was brought in and the salesman helped Dad put it in the trailer behind Dad’s truck.

 On the way home, Davy kept looking back at his bike with a smile on his face. When they got home Mom met them. She was so happy to see Davy’s bike that she kissed Dad!

“Let us unload the bike, then go eat dinner.” Said Mom.

“Ok,” said Dad, “we will be right in for dinner.”

“Davy, help Dad put your bike in the garage,” said Dad.

Davy ran over to help his Dad wheel the bike into the garage. Dad had already taken it out of the trailer.

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