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The Strontum-9 Affair
by Allan M. Layne
World-renowned private detective Jack Delaplane is known for solving cases that the police canít. So when he is approached by Layne Industries to find stolen documents pertaining to Strontum-9, a highly explosive element, how can he refuse?
In The Strontum-9 Affair, travel around the world with Delaplane as he works against the clock to return the secret documents to Layne Industries before the element can be used by rogue nations. Little does he know that this case will follow him throughout his career.
About the Author:
Allan M. Layne was born in the spring of 1944 in Bonifay, Florida, a small town near the Mississippi border. At age four, he moved with his family to Pennsylvania, where he continues to live today. Throughout his life, Layne has worked a variety of jobs, serving in the military and working as an air traffic controller. He even became a private investigator and is licensed still today.
From a young age, Layne enjoyed reading, citing books such as Mystery on the Isle of the Sky, Ivanhoe, A Tale of Two Cities, The Lady of the Lake, and The Pit and the Pendulum as some of his favorite childhood reads. Two years ago, he began writing short stories to entertain his coworkers.
(2017, Paperback, 64 pages)