Street art in the Andean village of Saraguro, outside of Cuenca, Ecuador

THE PLAN set for mid September release, is a MURDER MYSTERY, HISTORICAL FICTION THRILLER that opens in New York City, but quickly moves to the Deep South, and then to Ecuador for ACTION and ADVENTURE.

The bond between Clinton and Joe, two gay, black lawyers (one of them, married) is broken when Joe is reportedly found hanged. A suicide seems impossible to Clint, and Joe’s widow is acting cagey.

Clinton Moore believes Joe was tortured and murdered, and that his and Joe’s shared obsession—investigating and fact gathering about the cover-up of various murders of civil rights activists, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,and President John F. Kennedy—is the reason for Joe’s death.

Clinton believes he is next on the list, and that solving Joe’s murder is his only chance of survival. When he discovers Joe’s wife has been spirited away a an expat to South America, he sends his trusted legal assistant, Mollie Johnson, to Cuenca, Ecuador for the adventure of her life. She joins forces with journalist Sara Mercury, and together they take readers into the high Andes to bring home the widow, Tara Means.

Filled with civil rights and alternative history to titillate the most sophisticated conspiracy theorist, Susan Klopfer‘s first foray intothriller fiction is thought-provoking fodder and a fun read!

Ties to the Ku Klux Klan, Militia, Neo Nazis, Chile’s Colonia Dignidad, NSA,FBI,CIA and the assassinations of two famous civil rights leaders and President John F. Kennedy keep the pace moving in this HISTORICAL FICTION THRILLER NOVEL, first of a crime action adventure series

“Stay with the story,” says author, Susan Klopfer. “It’s fast and furious, with a high-speed car chase in the Andes,and I promise you’ll be surprised.”
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THE PLAN opens in New York City, when a friend of Clinton Moore, a history professor and crime sleuth reads news of an upcoming trial in Chile. One of his own colleagues disappeared in a South American CIA-supported torture camp, Colonia Dignidad, and he plans to travel to Santiago, to aid his friend’s sister who will be testifying.

THE PLAN moves to the Mississippi delta. as Clinton Moore lays out the story of why he and his friend have been murdered. But then, it is on to Cuenca, Ecuador as a talented paralegal tries to save the wife of her (now) dead boss’s dead best friend!

compromised but passionate journalist fired from The Dallas News, tries to help, with interference (good and bad) from an Embassy attaché, a flirtatious Cuencano chef and a very old CIA asset with ties to the assassionations AND Colonia Dignidad!

In THE PLAN, you will find the names of real people, authentic heroes who played vital roles in the modern civil rights movement. This book, based on a true story, is a work of historical fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents either come from my imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

ISBN-10:  0-9826049-7-1
ISBN-13:  978-0-9826049-7-7
THE PLAN is set for publication in September of 2013. 

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