When a suspicious explosion rocks a lab on a University campus in Montana, officer Cody Byrne is tasked with finding next-of-kin for one of the victims, a professor of Shakespeare. From this simple beginning she pulls the strings to unravel a secret jealously guarded by very powerful people. She won't give up her hunt, even as she battles wartime demons from her tour in Iraq, as she discovers she's chasing down her own identity, as well as a dead man's.
"PLAN X is both thrilling and sophisticated In a serpentine story that races from small-town Montana to the vaulted halls of Windsor Castle, nothing is as it seems, including the works of the great Shakespeare himself. Former military and current police officer Cody Byrne is unforgettable-- a heroine you want to root for. I love this book!"
--New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author J. Carson Black
"Rory Tate weaves a thrilling police procedural as officer Cody Byrne investigates the death of a Montana professor who may have been hiding one of the biggest secrets in academia-- or perpetuating one of the biggest frauds-- one that could scandalize the royal family of Great Britain. An entertaining read!" --Robin Burcell, award winning author of THE BLACK LIST
"A book to keep you up at night. Once begun it must be read through. Exciting, spellbinding, and riveting are words that come to mind. The best mystery/crime/spy novel I have read recently. One of the best of all time." -- book blogger and author, Ruth Ann Hixson
It should have been simple, this finding the next-of-kin. But for Officer Cody Byrne the explosion that injures the Shakespeare professor is more than suspicious. So begins the unraveling of a man's life, a man's secrets, his loves and birthright, as Cody follows his trail to Washington, DC, then London, trying to glean something of his shadowed past from the Renaissance documents he left behind.
It begins in Montana, but soon takes her on a global journey, as well as a psychic one, after an Iraq tour as an Army Reservist leaves her shaken. Eager that no one finds out about her PTSD, she toughs it out, even while grieving for her brother lost in Afghanistan. A challenge coin he left behind is another mystery, the blank side and the side that says: PLAN X: Always with you, Wherever you go. Cody's journey takes her back to the family she hardly knows, and the surprising revelations of a professor's past.