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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  • Language:English
  • Pages:194
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543905908

Fat Chance and Slim Hope

by Harry Gossett

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When FBI Special Agent Chancellor’s new boss decides the agency’s strict weight limit is more important than their accomplishments, Chancellor’s life spins out of control. To make matters worse, a kidnapping victim who previously escaped her abductors is snatched again while in his care. Fleeing the fat-catchers while trying to dismantle a powerful criminal cartel is tough, but not as tough as keeping himself from falling in love with the woman he hopes to rescue.
Special Agent Chancellor is under enormous pressure from his new FBI boss because he looks fat. Skinny Hope Olson has the opposite problem. Her parents think she’s starving herself and they go to extremes to save her. Chance and Hope meet after she escapes a weird commando team of abductors. She overheard them mention another snatch in Baltimore, but didn’t hear enough for Chance to intervene. The Baltimore victim resists the criminals and is killed. The kidnappers don’t give up on grabbing Hope again, so as they chase her around the country, Chance chases them in a desperate effort to rescue her, enlisting other agents in his unorthodox escapade, while engineering a successful take-down of a Russian spy, on route. He far exceeds his legal and geographic jurisdiction, knowing he will at least be fired and possibly prosecuted, but Hope is worth it.
About the author
Harry Gossett never failed a weigh-in when he was a Special Agent in the FBI. However, dieting was a necessary evil, since exceeding the Bureau’s strict weight limits had dire administrative consequences. It also had grim physical effects on a number of employees. Now retired, Harry lives near the nation’s capital and maintains contact with former FBI colleagues. He no longer worries about his weight.