The last ten major changes to the site.
- 12/14/2019 - First Look: A highly experienced CIA agent, , has made some powerful enemies in his many years of service and some of them strike back at him and his family in this two-book series.
- 12/14/2019 - From a half decade ago comes a couple of adventures of , a member of the American military intelligence community, who functioned during and right after World War I, in war-torn Europe at first and then tracing German and Russian shenanigans back to the States.
- 12/13/2019 - First Look: A major in the DIA who has been transferred to the ODNI (love the alphabets!) joins the compendium this morning. is an extremely sharp and intelligent operative who is more than willing (too willing in the minds of her bosses) to trust her instincts and act rather than call for permission. She gets the job done but more than a few toes get stepped on. I like her. A bunch.
- 12/12/2019 - First Look: A young female assassin for the CIA joins the compendium this morning. I especially am enjoying the first book right now because it lets me follow her from her first mission through a few more, watching her progression from newbie to seasoned. Please welcome to the group.
- 12/12/2019 - First Look: The main character in the series being added tonight to the compendium starts out as a chauffeur but when his ride, the American ambassador in Germany, gets attacked, show how his instincts, quick reactions, and survival skills come in handy. So good does he do that the CIA asks him to work for them.
- 12/11/2019 - First Look: Rich and powerful are two adjectives often used together to describe someone for good reason. Being rich often brings with it power. In the case of , however, it is the other way around. He is a genius scientist and inventor who got rich because of it. Then, when his family was killed in a terrorist attack, he got mad. Really mad. And being rich and powerful, he does something about it. With friends.
- 12/10/2019 - A delightful British cozy mystery joins the compendium this morning as (I love the name), an operative with British Intelligence, recently removed from the field due to a debilitating bullet wound in the leg, heads to an Earldom in search for traitors like Burgess and MacLean. And of course finds a murder or three.
- 12/10/2019 - First Look: After going through a particularly rotten event, comes out of it with a skill that will prove quite useful when offered a job as a spy - he can read minds. This two-book paranormal spy series is a lot of fun.
- 12/09/2019 - First Look: A woman who can take care of herself in all situations joins the compendium this evening. Except maybe when it comes to holding her tongue talking to her bosses. There she is not so good. Still, she is entertaining whether beating up the bad guys and tearing down the jerks who send her out to the slaughter and then complain about the mess. Please welcome .
- 12/09/2019 - First Look: This morning we welcome to the compendium. We also welcome Zac Miller but since the two people are really one, I had to choose one name to give this two-book series and I went with who the man becomes, not who he started out at. Bit confusing but the books are really straight-forward and darn fun to read and has a twist that made me go back a few pages to make sure I was following correctly. I was and I loved it!
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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!