Free Fiction Monday: G-Men

February, 1964: Two men die in a squalid alley in a bad neighborhood. New York Homicide Detective Seamus O’Reilly receives the shock of his life when he looks at the men’s identification: J. Edgar Hoover, the famous, tyrannical director of the FBI, and his number one assistant, Clyde Tolson.

O’Reilly teams up with FBI agent Frank Bryce to solve the high-level assassination before the murders unleash even greater consequences.

In our world, Hoover kept his secrets until long after his death. In Seamus O’Reilly’s world, Hoover’s secrets get him killed.

The acclaimed short story that inspired the award-winning novel, The Enemy Within.

“G-Men,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook through various online retailers here. “G-Men” is also part of the short-story collection Secrets & Lies, which is available in ebook and trade paperback. Click here for more information.



Kristine Kathryn Rusch


“There’s something addicting about a secret.”

—J. Edgar Hoover


The free story will be available for one week only. If you missed this one, click on the links above. There’s another free story lurking somewhere around the site. Track the story down, read, and enjoy!


4 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: G-Men”

  1. Nick says:

    When will we see a sequel to The Enemy Within? As one of the best alternate histories and best crime novels I’ve come across, I’ve read that book cover to cover more times than I can count.

    Love your work!

    • Thank you! I just went to a lecture this week that is part of the research. So I’m working on it, but no timetable yet. Just moved and had some health issues, so I’m a bit behind on what I want to get done.

      Thanks for the kind words!!

  2. […] Click here to read Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s “G-Men,” which is her Free Fiction Monday offering this week. It’s an alternative history story about secrets and politics and the lengths people will go to preserve both. […]

  3. Tony Herring says:

    This was great! Thank you kindly. 🙂

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