The Third Coincidence
By: David Bishop
Two United States Supreme Court Justices and one Federal Reserve Board Governor Murdered Within Two Weeks. Action Needed. Where is the FBI?” Headlines scream across the nation as a country in near panic pleads for the capture of the killers. With little progress, U.S. President Samuel Schroeder asks Jack McCall, a veteran of the CIA and Defense Intelligence, to head up a special multi-agency task force to find the killers. A frustrated and unhappy FBI designates, as its representative, Rachel Johnstone, an agent with whom Jack has had some personal history. The Third Coincidence unfolds amidst continued assassinations, accusations that the president is attempting to form his own secret police, and confirmation hearings for reluctant nominees to fill the vacant positions while the Supreme Court struggles to sustain a quorum. Will a terrorist group or a mad assassin succeed in destroying these revered institutions? In the spirit of The Day of the Jackal and The Manchurian Candidate, this story is juxtaposed through the eyes of both the hunter and the hunted as the devious plot to change America hurtles forward.