According to his bio on his blog: "Rob Armstrong, internationally known and award winning journalist, author and educator, has crafted a sensational new novel, THE OLD SPY, a page-turner ripped from today’s headlines. It’s the story of a retired CIA agent who becomes embroiled in a complicated international terrorist plot involving the Real IRA and an offshoot of al-Qaeda.
Armstrong spent nearly 25 years with CBS News and nearly 32 years as a broadcast journalist. His career began in Denver in 1967. He was hired by CBS News in 1974. He joined the faculty of Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, in September 1998, and was Retired Professional in Residence, in Flagler’s Communication Department until he retired from teaching in 2011.
Armstrong left CBS News in April, 1998, after nearly a quarter century as an on-air radio and television correspondent. He spent the last decade of his career as the network’s Senior Radio Correspondent in Washington, covering Congress, the White House and national politics. His assignments with CBS took him all over Europe, the Caribbean, 39 countries in all, and to 48 states to cover some of the biggest stories of the last quarter century."