Author’s First Book in a Series Tells the Adventures of Cort Sanford

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Fictional character enters a life of love, hate, deceit, and double agents

The first in the Cort Sanford series, Rendezvous at Chateau de Candé is a fast-paced story of love, hate, deceit, nuclear weapons, and the fictional character faced with the challenges of having three lost loves. With twist and turns along the way, this new novel by author Charles W. Clowdis Jr. takes readers from the mountains of Western North Carolina to France’s Loire Valley.

The story introduces Cort Sanford’s adventures with his wife Julie and the encounter with the Russian double agent, Annabelle Lee, aka Anna Karina Shastapova, which takes the reader on a spellbinding journey to the Loire Valley where millions of lives are saved with the help of an Islamic hero. Along the way, Cort is betrayed, captured and escapes only to meet and then lose the love of his life and all his possessions.

The reader will also be introduced to Charles Eugene Bedaux, the first “management consultant” to make a fortune and hob-knob with royalty, Nazis and die at his own hand to prevent discrediting top American industrialists during World War II. Bedaux was one of the 5 richest men in America during the Great Depression and had offices around the world, but the most impressive was an entire floor in New York’s Chrysler Building. His work saved the lives of countless Jewish citizens during the occupation of France.

Characters from a Russian spy, to a NSA operative, to the real-life home, Chateau De Candé of one of the most interesting, but little known characters of the 1930s and 40s, Rendezvous at Chateau de Candé will introduce the reader to new places and heroes and villains alike. It will make them curious as each adventure reveals new and intriguing personalities.

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Rendezvous at Château de Candé * by Charles W. Clowdis Jr.
A Novel
Publication Date: July 22, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 199 pages; 978-1-4628-4769-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 199 pages; 978-1-4628-4770-9
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-4771-6

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