James McCrone.

James McCrone - Writings

The three suspense-thrillers comprising the FBI Agent Imogen Trager series are: Faithless Elector, Dark Network and Emergency Powers.

Though focused on the feisty Imogen’s struggles, the books have a ripped-from-the-headlines feel: a jaded, cynical electorate, a fractious FBI, an undermined Attorney General, powerful people exploiting the rule of law for their own gain, and using all manner of treachery to maintain their hold on power. (There’s even a prison murder made to look like a suicide.)

FAITHLESS ELECTOR, March 23, 2016 – Everyone thinks the election is over, but six weeks in politics can be a lifetime...or the end of one. An idealistic, young researcher stumbles onto a plot to steal the presidency, with deadly consequences.
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DARK NETWORK, October 20, 2017 – Without law, there’s only power. FBI Agent Imogen Trager is alone and in grave danger from a conspiracy she failed to destroy. She’ll have to fight against time, a sinister network, and even her own colleagues to defeat it.
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EMERGENCY POWERS, October 1, 2020 – The accidental president is no accident. The investigation that was FBI Agent Imogen Trager’s undoing may be the key to stopping a brutal, false flag terrorist attack meant to tighten a puppet president’s grip on power.

McCrone's work both on an off the page deals with politics and issues of social responsibility, accountability and justice.

Culinati, a play that asks, "What would you serve if your life depended on it?" upcoming

Milton & Marvel, a historical novel - upcoming

The Quickest of Us - unpublished
"If we had a keen sense of life about us, it would be like watching the grass grow or hearing the squirrel's heartbeat, and we should die of that roar that lies at the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity."

Hours - unpublished

"Service," a monologue. Anchovy Review. December 1993 Seattle, WA
"In the Valley of the Moon," a short story. Arnazella. May 1993 Bellevue Community College
"Expectation," Arnazella. May 1992
The Quickest of Us. Chapters 1 and 2 excerpted in two parts in bricolage, University of Washington Vol. 4, Nos. 1 and 2 1987
"Spring and Chocolate Milk," Matrix, University of Washington. 22 January 1986
"Inertia," Feminist Baseball September, 1985
"In My Solitude," Fusion West. Summer 1985. The Evergreen State College Service

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