The last ten major changes to the site.
- 06/21/2021 - It is the first full day of summer and it is bloody hot and humid here in North Carolina. And my grass really needs mowing. And I am looking for any excuse to stay indoors. None of which has anything to do with today's entrant into the compendium. , which joins the group today, is not about spies per se but the first is about taking down a brutal dictator and the second about fighting a very nasty terrorist so IMHO it fits. Plus, as I point out in My Comments, the movies have Salma Hayek!
- 06/20/2021 - In addition to consuming good food like I mentioned just before, I am having a fun time adding another series to the compendium. This time it is a physics professor who gets involved in action going up against some very nasty people but luckily for him back by some very capable good guys. The author calls the two-book series "Kestrel" but I have it listed under . Check it out!
- 06/20/2021 - Happy Father's Day to me and all others to whom it may apply. In a little while I will be munching on a homemade angel food cake and watching the latest Wonder Woman movie, thanks to my all-grown-up "kids". I hope you all have a good day as well.
- 06/19/2021 - Fellow spy-fan and frequent contributor, Bernard, pointed out today's entrant into the compendium. I had known of it but had not yet looked into it until his email provided intel and prompted my exploration. is the name of the series and it follows the adventures of several British undercover policemen as they fight a whole lot more than just crooks in this international adventure series.
- 06/18/2021 - I have in the last couple weeks added one or two really strange series to the site, enough to make the few who weren't already certain of my craziness come over to that line of thinking. For the two or three hold-outs, I present one heckuva fun secret agent. We all know her. We just did not all know she had such an interesting hidden life. Please welcome to the compendium ... wait for it ... . No, I am not kidding. Check out her page and grin.
- 06/16/2021 - Another television spy series, this one from just 6 years ago on the TNT network, , joins the compendium today. I liked it but I was apparently in a minority because it only lasted one season of ten episodes.
- 06/15/2021 - I have been reading new series, honest! But I have also been binge-watching the nearly two decade old series Deadwood and that has dominated my spare time. Still, thanks to my frequent contributor EdRoy, I have also spent a little time revisiting an old secret agent cartoon series from the 60s and thus joins the compendium today.
- 06/13/2021 - A two-novella series about a member of a private paramilitary corporation having extremely close ties with the American Intelligence community joins the compendium today. is a part of Z Section and if they are after you, well, don't start binge watching any new series.
- 06/11/2021 - I have invited a couple of ministers (theological, not governmental) into the compendium before. Today I do so again when I ask , former CIA agent and now Lutheran pastor to join. She is an interesting contradiction in that she really wants to never have to use again the gun she never leaves home without.
- 06/10/2021 - I do not have the opportunity to invite membership to many Physics Professors but gets one today. This fellow is not only a learned individual, he also gets involved in lots of hair-raising activities in connection with a group called Kestrel, an elite EU special forces team. I am part way into this so-far two-book series and I am liking what I am reading.
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!