MY 3 DAYS WITH A KGB COLONEL … or was he?

Julian Semyonov, Dennis, and I in the barby Gayle LyndsHave you ever spent time drinking, talking, and brain-storming with a KGB colonel?  Maybe Julian Semyonov wasn’t a colonel.  Maybe he wasn’t even KGB.  Maybe he was “just” the most popular Soviet detective novelist of his...

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DAN FESPERMAN GOES ROGUE

By Francine MathewsI had one of the best evenings of my writing life this past Monday, when I got to sit down with spy novelists Dan Fesperman and Karen Cleveland at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Karen, whose debut novel, NEED TO KNOW, earned raves this past spring, is a former...

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THE TRIPLE AGENT

by K.J. HoweStories about double agents pepper the annals of the history of spies, stories showcasing misplaced trust and betrayal.  Still, how could a soft-spoken physician become a triple agent, deceiving those who live and breathe the trade?  That is exactly what happened on December...

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How prescient are you?

...by Karna Small BodmanHere we are in a new year when I like to look ahead, not look back.  I have to admit I've  never been a fan of those articles highlighting "The best headlines of the past year" -- I prefer to think about what the next headlines might be and then analyze whether I...

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The Cone of Silence

by Chris GoffMy first exposure to the spy world came in the form of Ian Fleming and Helen MacInnes novels, the Bond and Flint movies, and Get Smart, I Spy and Man From U.N.C.L.E. My best friend Cynthia and I were so enamored with the spy world that we created our own spy organization. We...

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Intelligence at work

...by Karna Small BodmanAll this week my Rogue colleagues are writing about the importance of gathering intelligence and how our brave intelligence agents work day and night to protect this country.  While there have been questions from time to time about some of the methods used by our...

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FAVORITE SPIES

FAVORITE SPIES by Karna Small BodmanWho are your favorite spies, intelligence officers, heroes and heroines in novels, movies or on TV?  It seems that ever since Ian Fleming launched James Bond into our collective consciousness way back in 1953, we have been intrigued with the idea of a...

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