Helga Series

Dead by Christmas is the story of a group of American soldiers in Germany aided by  Helga, who without any authorization help two KGB agents to defect.

Four Strong Women is a prequel that explains how Helga, the daughter of a wealthy aristocratic family that opposed the Nazis, yet survived the war ends up living with her parents in a barracks in a small garden association.

Escape from India - Helga and her daughter Happy are captured by a prince in India. Helga's mother, Sonje takes command of their rescue. Nothing goes smoothly.

Peaches in the Quorum is a story of redemption. Helga's daughter Happy and her husband are in prison in Russia. Helga's grandson and his nanny try to rescue them. The nanny acts like Mary Poppins to conceal her past as an adult film star from Helga.

Parallel Spies

Saul Goldberg is not your ordinary soldier. He is a US Army counterintelligence special agent who looks Chinese. His father was Jewish and his mother was a Hindu. Saul learns to love killing in Vietnam and has no remorse about killing when he feels it is necessary.

Bulletproof  starts the series with Saul's induction into the Army, his training, his assignments to Vietnam and then Germany. Always hovering in the background is Saul's wife, Peggy who wants to be the best in everything she does.

Invisible is the result of Saul refusing to obey a command that defies a Presidential Executive Order. Saul cannot be fired so he is made to disappear. A new commander exploits Saul's invisible life on the outside of the Army. Saul's new boss, Lindy, makes life interesting for Saul and Peggy.

Clean-up Man - Saul is assigned to the Pentagon in what should be a safe job. Saul finds a four star general is selling Army secrets. Saul destroys the the general's career and puts himself on the outside again. He becomes a critical link to a GRU spy who has evaded the KGB's mole in the CIA. Peggy tries to control Saul's activities but fails. Lindy becomes Saul's boss again and makes his life complicated because she wants to be his lover as well.

What makes Robert Dukelow's Books any different?

Hundreds of writers have produced spy books over the years. Flemming's James Bond series and le Carré's George Smiley series are  sometimes realistic.  Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum books are fun to read but rarely accurate.

For the most part, Robert Dukelow's books read like someone pulled a classified file from some random intelligence office's safe and turned it into lightly modified fiction.

So, no high speed exotic car chases, rampaging sexual adventures with no  recovery time, and no phones built into shoes.

Instead, for the most part, you will read about fairly normal people doing professional  intelligence work that at times turns into what can best be described as SNAFU or FUBAR. While at the time, people were in real danger, thirty years later, it's fun to read about these incredible adventures.

 

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