Dick Thornby is not Hollywood's idea of a spy. He's a new kind of spy for a new kind of world.
In his rough and tumble job there are no tailored Italian suits, no bimbos eager to please, and no massive underground fortresses built by evil overlords seeking world domination—just an endless series of sinister threats to the safety and security of the billions of mundane citizens of the planet. Sure, Dick's tough and he knows a few tricks to help him get out of a tight spot, even if his boss accuses him of over-reliance on explosives. But he's also got a mortgage, a wife upset by his frequent absences on "business" trips, and an increasingly alienated teen-age son who spends way too much time playing in gaming worlds on the computer.
When a mission to bust up an arms exchange in New Zealand goes spectacularly bad, Dick is thrown into a maze of conflict involving Hong Kong arms dealers, cyber-criminals, Chinese government goons, and even militant Maoris. When a young computer expert back at the Philadelphia headquarters for The Subsidiary, an international espionage agency created in the aftermath of 9/11, discovers that the bad guys are involved in a vast conspiracy. Dick is forced to partner with the espionage neophyte to battle evil on multiple fronts, leading to a final confrontation that incorporates real-world conspiracy theories and cutting-edge technology.
In the end, Dick can save his partner, save his marriage, save his son, or save the world, but he can't do it all.
Says Spy Guys and Gals: "What a terrific ride ... action, great characters, interesting twists, and enough suspense to make you both hold your breath and turn the page"
Says Game Knight Reviews: "This is a spy novel that intersects with the world of MMORPGs and combines a set of topics I haven’t seen before. It is a bit of The DaVinci Code with some James Bond and a modern virtual reality spin."
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Length/Depth: 10 in
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Donald J. Bingle is the author of eight books and more than sixty shorter works in the fantasy, horror, thriller, science fiction, steampunk, comedy, and memoir genres, including The Dick Thornby Spy Thriller Series and (with Jean Rabe) The Love-Haight Case Files Series. Donald was also the world's top-ranked player of Classic RPGA Roleplaying Game Tournaments for the last fifteen years of the last century. More at www.donaldjbingle.com.
Author of eight books and more than sixty shorter works in the fantasy, horror, thriller, science fiction, steampunk, comedy, and memoir genres, including The Dick Thornby Thriller Series and (with Jean Rabe) The Love-Haight Case Files Series. World's top-ranked player of Classic RPGA Tournaments for the last fifteen years of the last century.