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New Release: James Moushon's Short Story: Operation Misdirection. 


Author James Moushon is a self-published Mystery Author of the Jonathon Stone Mysteries. Also, he is a Short Story writer and an Author Advocate. James is the creator of the industry blogs: The Indie Author's Corner, the HBS Author's Spotlight and the HBS Mystery Reader's Circle.







Operation Misdirection

A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story


Author: James Moushon


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A female CIA agent is found dead in a motel in Long Beach and her husband, a Long Beach detective, quickly becomes the prime suspect. Jonathon Stone is given the task of investigating the murder of one of his own. His findings reveal the dead agent’s unscheduled trips to the Middle East, a cover-up by the FBI and espionage.


Excerpt from Operation Misdirection

Roxie was moving from table to table, wielding a pot of coffee. She was a large Mexican lady with the heart of gold as long as the Lakers or Dodgers were winning. Essie’s Coffee Shop is my favorite place for my morning wake-up.

The morning folks were unusually talkative. I waved to Roxie on the way by.

“What’s going on Roxs?”

Everyone called her Roxs.

“You didn’t hear. They found some lady shot dead down the street at the Fremont Motel.”

I looked around. This was the most excitement I’d seen in here for a while. Now I could see the patrol cars passing by. I took a drink of my coffee and watched the parade of emergency vehicles. Downtown Long Beach was always full of surprises.

My cell phone started buzzing on the counter. When we had the office downtown, I was always at work it seemed. Now being an at-large asset for the CIA, my calls came anytime, day or night. The ID told me it was my boss, Russ Evans.

“Russ, how’s San Francisco?”

“Jon, we have a problem. One of our agents was just found shot to death down in your neck of the woods. I need for you to check it out. Her name was Sara Turner. She was assigned to a special task force that I can’t talk about over the phone. I’m sending Chuck down to help.”

“I’ll check in with the local Leos and see what’s up.”

Well, now I was glad last night was a short night at the casino. I had passed on that last drink which now seemed like a good decision.

I checked my phone directory and called Detective Dave Dungee of the Long Beach Police.

“Dungee,” the harsh voice on the other end said.

“Detective, this is Jonathon Stone. I understand you found a dead woman this morning. Her name was Sara Turner.”

“I don’t have that. Where are you getting this information?”

“I got a call from San Francisco. She is a CIA Agent.”

“Just a second. Let me check on something. We have a Jane Doe. Let me see if they have ID’d her yet.”

I waited for a minute or so.

“Jon, we just got a match on her prints. Your lady is our Jane Doe. There was no ID at the scene.”

“Detective, I need to tag along on this one.”

“I can’t let you do that. This is a local matter.”

It looked like I might have to pull the National Security card on this.

“I’ll go through channels, Dave. Get back to you. Where did this happen?”

“At the Fremont Motel, downtown,” he replied.

I stared at the phone. I paid my bill and headed down the street toward the crime scene. This was not even a block away. The crowd had already surrounded the motel. What was Turner doing here? It’s a long way from San Francisco.



Author: James Moushon

Author Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

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Author Description: James Moushon is a Mystery writer and an Author Advocate.

Starting over 15 years ago, he helped lead the startup of the electronic forms industry in the creation, conversion and usage of electronic forms by supplying that industry with a continuing source of published literature, software products and training seminars.

In 2003, Moushon changed his focus to ebooks and their development.


James is the author of the Jonathon Stone Mystery Novels. He has published three books: Black Mountain Secrets, Game of Fire and The Cajun Ghost. Plus he has written 11 short stories including Operation No Sanctuary (June 2017), Operation Camp Navajo (July 2017), Operation Asian Tiger (August 2017), Operation Sundowner (November 2017). All featuring CIA Agent Jonathon Stone. 

A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story 2018 included: Operation Sundowner (November 2017), Operation Little Havana (December 2017), Operation Listen Close (January 2018), Operation Red Dragon (April 2018), Operation Deadline (July 2018), Operation Runaway (August 2018), Operation Hidden Truth (October 2018) and Operation Misdirection (March 2019). All featuring CIA Agent Jonathon Stone. 

James is currently wearing two Hats. He is a Mystery Writer and a Book Publishing Blogger. You can find his blogs at:

HBS Author's Spotlight
The blog's purpose is to help authors get exposure in the book publishing industry. He has interviewed and showcased over 600 authors to date.

HBS Mystery Reader's Circle
The HBS Mystery Reader's Circle provides information about the latest novels and what is coming next from a collection of Bestselling and Outstanding Authors in the Mystery, Thrillers, Historical Fiction and Crime genre.

Indie Author's Corner
The Corner is a collection of Author advice and studies including Marketing, Social Media and other major topics created to help writers in today's ever changing world of book publishing.

He has spent the majority of his adult life developing computer systems and thinking about writing mysteries.

To contact him, e-mail: james.moushon@gmail.com



Author's Book List
 
Operation Hidden Truth - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story

A plea bargain turns deadly and a known gun runner is the primary suspect. Jonathon Stone becomes involved with the FBI to try to catch the elusive terrorist. With espionage and government secrets in play, the DHS suddenly becomes a problem. Jonathon needs to be on top of his game for this op.


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Operation Runaway - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story

NSA information leaked by a spy sends Jonathon Stone and his fellow agent, Chuck Chun to Hawaii to stop the flow of information. Is our suspect a whistleblower or is it espionage? Their assignment: neutralize and stop the flow of information. At a luau in Paradise, they get help from an unlikely source before Jonathon and Chuck can complete their mission.


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Operation Deadline - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story

A hit and run death of a man on the CIA’s watch list sends Jonathon Stone on another op. This time he teams with FBI Agent Jodi Shannon. They quickly find out it was a planned murder and the victim was part of an investigative reporter’s study of a Middle-Eastern student group. Then, a second murder with a similar MO occurs and Jonathon is sent in a different direction.


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Operation Red Dragon - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story

Jonathon Stone’s plans for a quiet gambling experience are interrupted by the sighting of a known gun-for-hire from Mexico. A casual weekend in the desert for Jonathon changes into an apparent assassination plot. With the FBI and the Secret Service involved, Jonathon tries to apprehend the elusive hit man before he can do damage.


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Operation Listen Close - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story

A man is found dead in the trunk of a cab in downtown LA and a FBI investigation reveals that Jonathon Stone is connected to the murder. The Victim: A Chinese Special Agent on assignment in the US. The Suspect: A Russian cabbie who is wanted for terrorism in Hong Kong. Stone and Chuck Chun go into the CIA bag of tricks to solve the murder.


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Operation Little Havana

Jonathon Stone teams up with FBI Agent Maria Sanchez in Miami to try to solve the murder attempt of an exiled Cuban baseball player. As news stories continue to fuel the growing tension between the US and the Cuban people over a government change in policy, Jonathon is thrust into the middle of an international crisis.

After another murder attempt of a ballplayer, the op takes a sudden shift from the Little Havana area of Miami to the Everglades. While Stone and Sanchez struggle to find out who is at the bottom of this, their focus abruptly changes to a freelance reporter and a mystery man.


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Operation Sundowner

A bomb explodes at a country club in Southern California and Jonathon Stone is right in the middle of things. Jonathon and fellow CIA agent Chuck Chun are assigned to protect Russ Evans, their boss from San Francisco, at a retirement party and things go terribly wrong. Several guests are killed and Russ is hurt. As the two CIA agents try to find the perpetrators, they end up with an op filled with out of the way places and superstition.


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Operation Asian Tiger - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story

Chuck Chun joins Jonathon Stone in a mundane assignment in Singapore. The dull surveillance op quickly turns from boring to the search for terrorists and the solution of an international tragedy. The Royal Malaysian Police are going in the wrong direction as Jonathon uses the vast resources of the CIA to zero in on the truth.


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Operation Camp Navajo - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story

Camp Navajo Weapon Station near Flagstaff, Arizona is robbed and Jonathon Stone and fellow agent Dale Oak are dispatched to the area to insure that CIA weapons stored at the site are intact. Upon arrival he finds the FBI has taken charge and has quickly caught the thieves.

Case closed. After a drive through the area and listening to the details of the crime from the FBI, things just didn’t add up. A complete search of the facilities finds explosives are missing and Jonathon is tasked with finding them before they are used.


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Operation No Sanctuary - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story

A gang war erupts in East LA between neighborhood gangs and the notorious MS-13 gang from San Salvador and a Mexican cartel from Tijuana is right in the middle of the conflict. Drug trafficking, gang shootings and politics all play a role as Jonathon Stone battles the sanctuary city LA which seems to protect the innocent and the guilty.


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The Cajun Ghost - A Jonathon Stone Mystery

ARIZONA SENATOR AND U.S. SENATORIAL CANADATE, TAD CLOSEN SHOT DOWNTOWN PHOENIX DURING PARADE

CIA Agent Jonathon Stone’s purchase of an old rifle from a gun dealer leads him on a search for the owner of the gun. When he finds the owner, a Cajun gun for hire, he discovers that he was one of the shooters in downtown Phoenix the day Senator Ted Closen was assassinated.

The rifle purchase leads to a chain of events that threaten Stone’s CIA cover, his life and puts the CIA Long Beach undercover operation in jeopardy.

As the search accelerates, fellow agent Carol Haney joins Stone on a journey that goes from California to the French quarter in New Orleans to Phoenix to the mountains in Northern Arizona.

Jonathon follows the trail through murderers, land barons, politicians and the mob to find the truth about the Cajun Ghost and the murder of Senator Closen.


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Game of Fire - A Jonathon Stone Mystery

An explosion and fire rocks a Southern California mall and it is quickly determined it is arson. The timing of the incident is special because it interrupts the Tet New Year’s Festival and Parade in Little Saigon, an area just east of Long Beach.

Had the old wounds of Vietnam been opened again or was there a different game being played?

Enter veteran CIA Agent Jonathon Stone. Already in pursuit of the gun-running Minh family, he connects with a special FBI task force to assist in the investigation of the explosion and Minh quickly becomes their number one suspect.

Stone teams up with FBI Agent Jodi Shannon to pursue the people behind the arson fire. Jodi is a serious, no nonsense agent who leads the FBI Arson Task Force. While she fights to solve the mystery, she also fights Stone’s advances. As always, he tries to mix business with pleasure.

As the game takes its twists and turns, Stone’s assignment leads to a shootout in Las Vegas and a car chase down the coast of Southern California.

Jonathon Stone battles his love for gambling and drinking and the ladies to help solve the Mystery of the Game of Fire.


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Black Mountain Secrets - A Jonathon Stone Mystery

CIA Agent Jonathon Stone goes undercover to help in an FBI investigation after a fellow agent is murdered on the Colorado River.

Stone continues the agent’s investigation of suspects who are stealing top-secret documents from a secret Army base in the middle of the Mohave Desert. The trail leads him from the rugged Black Mountains of Nevada to Laughlin, a gambling oasis on the Colorado.

As things heat up in this desert paradise, Stone dodges bullets and attempts on his life until he reaches the ultimate showdown. Jonathon Stone truly needs lady luck on his side to catch the spies and get through this ordeal alive.

Mystery Writer James Moushon brings to life Jonathon Stone, an undercover CIA agent assigned to the off the books CIA division – DOT.

He throws Stone right into the middle of action. As the mystery unfolds, Stone uses his wealth of knowledge and keen analytical mind to complete his dangerous assignments, while at the same time battling his love for gambling and drinking and the ladies.


Book Trailer: Black Mountain Secrets



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