Episode 224: Karen Cleveland

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At the start of Karen Cleveland’s new thriller, You Can Run, it’s just a normal day for CIA reports officer Jill Bailey, who postpones approving a new intel source to take a break and log into the video stream from her son’s daycare. Only he’s not there. To get him back Jill must do “just… Read more »

Episode 221: Taylor Moore

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When a young Afghani boy survives a massacre, undercover DEA Agent Garrett Kohl—the protagonist in Down Range, former CIA-analyst-turned-operative Taylor Moore’s debut thriller—takes him home to the Texas Panhandle to keep him safe. And while the Taliban may be thin on the ground in Texas, they aren’t the only threat to Kohl, Kohl’s family—and the… Read more »

Episode 135: Karen Cleveland

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After a working all day as an analyst handling highly classified material on the CIA’s Russia Desk, Vivian Miller, Karen Cleveland’s protagonist in her debut novel Need to Know, returns home to her husband and four children. All that domestic normalcy isn’t what it appears to be, though, in what becomes a test of loyalty… Read more »

Episode 106: Scott Reardon

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There’s an imposter posing as a covert agent in the CIA’s Paris office, but that’s the least of the Agency’s problems in The Prometheus Man, Scott Reardon’s debut thriller about the human repercussions of a rogue experiment to create the perfect warrior    

Episode 82: Barry Eisler

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In Barry Eisler’s The God’s Eye View, an out-of-control Director at the National Security Agency is running a program that can see everything and is eliminating anyone who poses a threat—not to the country—but to the program. A work of fiction. Really   Photo of Barry Eisler ©Naomi Brookner

Episode 66: Arthur Kerns

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Who better than a former FBI Agent specializing in counterterrorism and counterintelligence who, after retiring from the Bureau, went to work as a consultant for the Director of the CIA to write thrilling tales about a retired FBI agent who becomes a contractor for the CIA? Meet the creator of Hayden Stone …    … Read more »