Why I chose not to write a James Bond novella and instead transform it into a prequel for The Benevolent Deception.
We all know about movie trailers, a great marketing tool to convey in a minute or less, the essence of a movie with the hooks to (hopefully) draw audiences to watch the full feature. Well now we have book trailers, and their popularity has been growing over the years. Indie authors and established publishing houses … Continue reading 10 Highly Watchable Book Trailers
First Headline (Advertorial) Asia KABUL, Afghanistan — Unconfirmed reports from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, report Air Force One was shot down in the early morning local time, by Afghan insurgents hidden just outside the perimeter of the U.S. controlled base. It is uncertain if the U.S. President was on board at the time, however, many officials … Continue reading Unconfirmed Reports Air Force One Shot down by Afghan Insurgents
First Headline South America SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, United States — In a joint press release, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today announced a new operational intelligence program that has identified — and sub sequentially led to — the destruction of up to 95% of all illicit drug production facilities in … Continue reading 95% reduction in illicit drug production in Latin America
First Headline (Advertorial) Africa NAIROBI, Kenya — Three Americans, one Australian and one New Zealander have been shot dead by poachers in an unprovoked attack at a safari camp in the Samburu National Reserve, approximately 300km north of Nairobi in northern Kenya. One American tourist disappeared during the altercation and her whereabouts is still unknown. … Continue reading Five Killed in Safari Massacre in Northern Kenya
Technology is developing at an ever expanding rate, and have as much implications on fictional worlds as in real life. Here are eight new real world gadgets that you might see in thriller novels of the future, some of which appear in my novel when it is released later this year. 1. Gunshot wound syringe … Continue reading 8 real world gadgets perfect for modern espionage thrillers
For over 50 years James Bond movies have been renowned for their many unique elements, from exotic locations to cool gadgets, to over the top villains and crazy world-domination plots. Bond films have long been the benchmark for action films the world over. For me, the most enthralling elements of the Bond formula is the … Continue reading Top 5 James Bond Action Sequences
In the lead up to the release of my first novel, I thought I’d revisit five great spy movies that have influenced my writing. Be warned, there are some spoilers to be found. Gorky Park (1983) One of the first spy thrillers I read as a teenager was Martin Cruz Smith’s Gorky Park. I was … Continue reading Five Great Spy Movies