The last ten major changes to the site.
- 11/20/2019 - A man with the rather preppy sounding name, , joins the compendium. Do not let that name fool you, though. This man is not a preppy. He certainly is not a preppy's age, having been in the CIA for many decades and having the battle scars to prove it.
- 11/20/2019 - A young adult series for girls joins the compendium this morning with three young ladies just out of high school invited to become agents for the Tower. The trio go by the codename of . Mostly silly fun. Very fast reads.
- 11/19/2019 - An interesting, and I really mean that, series about a guy who had wanted to be a spy most of his young life and who is offered such a position as he near college graduation joins the compendium tonight. is an entertaining operative who gets into and out of a lot of fun scrapes.
- 11/19/2019 - We do not often get a Russian as the main character in a series but that is the case this morning. is a rescue expert who gets pulled into some very interesting, and well written, adventures.
- 11/18/2019 - First Look: Tonight we add a CIA analyst who, because of his excellent skill with languages, is forced to operate in the field and prove he has more skills than even he thought he had. Please welcome to the compendium.
- 11/18/2019 - This morning we add another fellow who had a mission of vengeance to accomplish, to find and eliminate the assassin who killed his wife. With that accomplished, he is out of the CIA and at loose ends and is offered the job of being the lone agent for a government fixer named Mr. Nine. Please welcome to the group. Good series so far!
- 11/17/2019 - Tonight's entrant into the compendium is by the terrific action adventure writer Stephen Mertz. At first I thought these were a continuation of an older series but this a new guy with his own interesting backstory and lots of unique approaches to completing a mission. , aka Cody's War is another winner.
- 11/17/2019 - How about a nice two-book series that is a combination of spy-fi, sci-fi, paranormal, and who knows what else? Sound interesting? Sound more than a little strange? Yep to all of them but see for yourself with .
- 11/16/2019 - A companion series to the one offered this morning, J.T. Ryan, comes in the form of , a CIA officer who had her first adventure before Ryan's first and then she went quiet for a bit before showing up as a co-star, albeit a very important one, in his missions.
- 11/16/2019 - A private investigator who works on a contract basis with the FBI fighting terrorists and who also gets mixed up in cases with a CIA agent, , joins the compendium today. He is useful to both departments because he can work in-country unlike the Agency and can do not-so-legal things that the Bureau cannot.
More What's New!
Say the word SPY to most people and they will respond with James Bond,
with good reason as he is the best known of all fictional spies. With 20+ blockbuster movies over the last 40+ years,
along with the standard movie hype, virtually the entire world knows about 007 and his License To Kill.
Of course, James Bond is by no means the only spy in the world of fiction, just the best known. Who are the rest?
Who has his or her own license to kill, thrill, or chill. How do these agents stack up against each other? Who would
you want beside you in a car chase, in a knife fight, in a dark alley, or beneath the covers?
This site is dedicated to the many, many men and women who, at least in fiction, have defended our freedoms against all forms of enemies, foreign and domestic. Well, granted a few of them were just in it for the money and many were only after the excitement, and sex played a huge role in the motivation of more than a few. But still, their actions helped not only preserve our way of life (on paper) but also brought us, the readers, many hours of escapism and vicarious pleasure.
So, who are these people that I have slaved so diligently to present to you? They are the men and women of spy-fi about whom there is a series. Single-book characters need not apply. There has to be at least two books. Two's the minimum but the more the merrier.
Moreover, I have confined membership to the English language. If it wasn't put into English so I can read it, I haven't worried about it.
Each spy has his or her own page. Click on the "Characters" button to go to a listing page. Click on the letter the
character's last name starts with (or a more common moniker like "Death Merchant" if appropriate). That will take one
step further into the labrynth. Finally, select the character's name from the list and, voila!