The last ten major changes to the site.
- 03/04/2024 - A spin-off from another series joins the compendium today. I really like the Ryan McGinnis penned Xavier Greene series of action-adventure spy thrillers and it has a co-starring character that I felt deserved her own chance to shine. Well, the author has given her that and it is no surprise that I also enjoyed a bunch the actions of and so will you.
- 03/03/2024 - Today we welcome to the compendium , a "a tall, broad-shouldered Scot" who works for the British intelligence agency known as the Department of Internal Concerns. The rather unfortunate acronym this gives the organization is about the only thing funny about the things this man will get involved in as he works in a profession that has him one of those who 'watches the watchers".
- 03/02/2024 - It is Saturday so again I am looking for something kids would enjoy. I come close with , a television series that dealt with a student who would like to be a spy - unfortunately no one else wants it. "He applied to the CSIS, Canada's intelligence agency, when he was just 10 years old - spoiler alert, he was rejected." I was not that impressed.
- 03/01/2024 - I did not care for today's entrant into the compendium, a two-novella series designed for teens. had adventures alongside two supporting characters I did like a bunch and the stories were novella-length so they did not drag. They were, for me, though, confusing. Still, that could be just me. I do get confused easily these days.
- 02/29/2024 - Our entrant into the compendium today is , an agent for the American President who has the unusual codename of "Sockdolager" which means pretty much troubleshooter (you're welcome). This set of adventures are dubbed "The Far Side of Silence Trilogy" and were crafted by Robert B. Marcus, jr. and Kim Frank Richardson. Gray and his group are devoted to fighting a two-millennia-old organization determined to eventually rule the world.
- 02/28/2024 - Today joining his fellow spy guys and gals is , a kick-butt operative for an organization called the Citadel (no, not military academy in South Carolina). About this scary agency we read it was "a mysterious organization with seemingly no boundaries or oversight". That makes it sound dangerous. Reading these adventures by Ryan McGinnis, I can say for certain it is and so is Greene. Really fun reads!
- 02/27/2024 - A novice spy who seems obsessed (in a good way, IMHO) with following the rules joins the compendium today. has a perfect memory and there are other little details about her that make her quite fascinating.in this two-book series by James R. Hannibal.
- 02/26/2024 - I said in My Comments for today's entrant that " is an interesting and enjoyable chap who does not like to be interrupted on a job unless it is for a more challenging one. The man loves to be challenged." Reading and enjoying these three adventures by the terrific author Iain Cameron is no challenge - it is great pleasure.
- 02/25/2024 - Joining the compendium today is a very well-written series taking place back during the reign of Elizabeth I. It deals with one of her conscripted operatives, by Paul Walker. Constable's real job was a physician and astrologer. Odd combination for today. Back then? Maybe not so much.
- 02/24/2024 - It's a Saturday morning so I welcome into the compendium another series meant for youngsters. Today it is a spy agency which is comprised of just kids. More specifically, its members are . Boy, can I relate! True, these spy adventures are meant for readers 8-12 years of age and I am 9 times the low end and, oh, cool, only 6 times the upper end.
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!