Ed Newbury's book, Old Spies' Tales, is a collection of short stories. In it you meet characters like Johnny Exit, a private eye who, while investigating a triple homicide, uncovers a band of domestic terrorists; Harry Kennedy, ex-cop who chases down a Nazi cell intent to sabotage United States industry during World War Two. The reader also encounters an amnesia victim who has no idea of who he is and never realizes he is a foreign agent.
The reader also discovers John Trinity who seeks revenge on the man who killed his best friend. The characters in the book have serious faults. Yet they rise above them to serve the common good.