A Basque Story
by M. Bryce Ternet
A prominent Basque-American politician has been brutally murdered in San Francisco. The politician had publicly criticized the Basque terrorist group Euskadi ta Askatasuna's continued use of violence in its campaign for an independent Basque country in Northwest Spain and Southwest France. With suspicion of ETA involvement in the murder, which would be the first of its kind in the US, the FBI seeks assistance from the CIA's counter terrorism department. An unlikely duo results; a seasoned FBI agent and a young analyst in the CIA are partnered together on the case. As the group involved with the murder disperses to different corners of the Basque world to hide before returning to the Basque Country, the mismatched duo eventually is led to the Basque Country. While there, they encounter the mystery and uniqueness of the Basque culture, the complexity of the new generation of Basque nationalists, and an interesting friendship.