M2D4 Season 1: Widow’s Run by TG Wolff

This first season is from my book Widow’s Run, published in 2019 by Down & Out Books. I won’t pretend that it was intentional, but the voice in this book was made for performing out loud. Diamond was inspired by the type of old-time detective who had nothing to more to lose. She lost her husband, her concept of her life, and possibly her sanity.

Six months after he husband’s death, an email calls into doubt the “accidental” nature of the accident. The Italian police are sympathetic but useless. Out of options, Diamond resurrects her CIA cover to solve the murder of the man she loved.

Murder is filthy business. Good thing Diamond plays dirty.

Characters with episode of introduction

Diamond, our hero. Widowed one year ago. Recently (fake) killed herself. On a mission. (E1)

Gavriil Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in quinoa. Diamond’s husband. The reason for Diamond. (E1)

Ian Black. Average, ordinary, white man. Extraordinary purveyor of anything, anywhere, anytime. (E1)

Sam Irish. British agent. Formerly worked with Diamond. Pissed she died without him. (E1)

Andrew Dixon. Seventeen-year-old computer genius delinquent currently surfing Diamond’s couch (E4)

Enrique Torres. CIA agent who trained and worked with Diamond. Can’t believe a candle took her out. (E1)

Alexei Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in the body. Diamond’s brother-in-law. (E2)

Dr. Quili Liu. Gavriil Rubchinsky’s successor, a Chinese-born, nerd-scientist who also loves quinoa. (E2)

Buford Winston. Blow hard leader of the super-lobby Ag Now! who is funding the quinoa research. (E2)

Montgomery Rand. Minor league con man. Reported genius who doesn’t have the brains to use what God gave him. (E3)

Celina Matta. Insurance investor. Diamond’s alias in Italy (E5)

Carlo Giancarlo. Diamond’s Italian translator and partner in crime. (E5)

Francisco Thelan. Another nerd-scientist specializing in food. Also dead. Died same night as Gavriil. (E5)

Ilsa Duma-whatever. Russian-born Italian bookseller. Totally did not seduce Gavriil. (E6)

Mama Franzetti. A good woman with a piece of shit for a grandson. (E7)

Hugo Franzetti. The piece of shit that ran Gavriil over, but he’s dead, too, so there’s that. (E7)

Valentina Rossifiori. A single mother and friend of Hugo Franzetti who is keeping him “alive” to stop all the judging. (E8)

Jessica Fielding. Magazine reporter. Another Diamond alias (E9)

Buttercup. Buford Winston’s prized ass. (E11)

Lois Winston. Buford’s wife. She’s sweet as pie. (E12)

Season 1: Widow’s Run