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Publisher's Summary

This anthology contains 10 quirky and mostly humorous short stories. It contains the following stories:

  1. "Jared Pond and the Temper Complication": Jared must use his talents for gambling and philandering to post bail for an ill-tempered Australian tennis player.
  2. "Jared Pond's First Mission": Jared is hired by RAKI to stop a female Russian agent from posting pictures of her and the Australian Prime Minister.
  3. "Jared Pond and the Yakuza Connection": Jared must meet up with a Japanese agent to stop the Yakuza from murdering Japanese emperor.
  4. "The Soccer Date": Geoffrey is asked out by the prettiest female soccer player in the competition. But does she have other plans for Geoff?
  5. "The Pursuit of Dangerous Dave's Treasure": The protagonist arrives at Dangerous Dave's farm and finds out that he is not the only one looking for Dave's treasure.
  6. "Jared Pond and the Swedish Fish Factory": Jared travels to Sweden to stop a group of Norse religion zealots from smuggling drugs to Australia.
  7. "The Disgruntled Soccer Terrorist": A bored triple zero operator decides to stop a terrorist who plans to bomb Sydney because of referee Lundgren's shoddy refereeing calls.
  8. "Jared Pond and the Quirky Malaysian Agent": Jared meets up with a time-travelling agent and accidentally blows up the Malaysian consulate.
  9. "Kingsley's Quest in India": Lord Kingsley is driven insane his opium addiction and falls in love with an imaginary woman.
  10. "Jared Pond and the Tamil Guru": Jared Pond travels to Sri Lanka to secure a shipment of premium tea for Prime Minister Scurry Morrissette.
©2021 Martin Lundqvist (P)2022 Martin Lundqvist

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