I have truly enjoyed bringing you Moscow Down. During the 1990s, I had a short story published by a literary magazine, The Raven Chronicles. I remember the excitement when its first review came in. It was from a woman in the winter by her fireplace writing while she was rereading the story.
Later that year, I won the best mystery manuscript at the Dallas Writers Association convention, having written a sequel to the screenplay Casablanca. Unfortunately, due to copyright issues, the book could not be published. I am now corporately retired and have spent the past few years working on Moscow Down.
Good reviews are coming in on it, too, leading me to start writing the story's follow-up, letting Rick go on where Moscow Down ends.