The O'Leary Entanglement
Bob Purssell, author
In the Barbara O’Leary series, Barbara pursues her career as a navy officer while battling her own personal demons. While not a woman endowed with super skills and physical wherewithal, she nonetheless prevails by employing her intelligence, subduing her fears, and exploiting luck when it comes her way. The O’Leary Entanglement begins with Lt. Barbara O'Leary attending the Advanced Naval Communications School (ANCS intent on developing her professional skills and casting aside her 'Plain Jane' persona. However, Kirsten, who earns her living as an 'intimate companion'; Simon, a corrupt businessman; and Captain Lemaire, the ANCS chief with wandering eyes disrupt Barbara's plans. Soon she finds herself caught up in a bizarre undercover investigation directed by Roger Bockman, an overly ambitious DOJ attorney. A holiday trip to discover Simon's bosses gives Ahmed, Barbara's half-brother and terrorist mastermind, his opportunity to strike, first, in the Guatemalan jungle, and, later, in East Texas. In The O'Leary Entanglement terrorism, corruption, lust, and marital infidelity inexorably transform Barbara's personal growth opportunity into an adventure that threatens her career, her reputation, and her very existence.