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Full Name: Amanda Charlton
Codename: Agent Ginger
Nationality: British
Organization: SYNO
Occupation Agent

Creator: Foley Western
Time Span: 2015 - 2018


Agent Ginger is an agent for SYNO Security.

SYNO is a 'secret intelligence agency that worked so closely with the British government'. Exactly how long it has been around is not mentioned but considering the fact that it has offices in numerous large cities around the world, it is safe to say it is not new. It is also fairly obvious that despite its international presence, it is decidedly affiliated, in spirit if not officially, with the British government. SYNO "had done more than enough for British security over the years to justify their existence a thousand times over". As far as the non-intelligence world is concerned, it is a corporation devoted to providing security for other companies. Inside the community, however, it is a major player.

Agent Ginger's real name is Amanda Charlton. The 'Agent' part of her codename is obviously because she is an operative. The 'Ginger" comes from her long curly ginger-colored hair. She is described as a tall and attractive girl. To most of the people who have contact with her, she is an unpreposessing individual. Most think she is a secretary at SYNO, personal assistant to the managing director Clive Aynesworth.

The truth is quite a bit different. She is a very confidant and highly capable operative capable of handling herself in an assortment of combat styles including the martial arts. Her skills with a hand gun are impressive and her ability to make a weapon out of most anything is lethal. When she is in the field, people who get in her way tend to fall by the wayside, often unpleasantly so. She is not used that often, though, because with her skills, she is usually the person sent in with everything has gone badly. As a fixer, she is exceptional.

Charlton's father is an English professor. Her mother, a beautiful Lagosian, is a very successful entrepreneur. This mixed parentage has resulted in the beauty that combines her curly ginger hair and a lightly tanned skin.


Number of Books:3
First Appearance:2015
Last Appearance:2018

1 Agent Ginger: The Extra Mile Agent Ginger: The Extra Mile
Written by Foley Western
Copyright: 2015

Chinese dissidents are out to cause considerable trouble to disrupt the transfer of Hong Kong from the British to China by releasing nerve gas in Shanghai. Agent Ginger is dispatched to convince them not to.
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2 Agent Ginger: Misguided Agent Ginger: Misguided
Written by Foley Western
Copyright: 2017

SYNO learns that rogue terrorists from Algiers are plotting to kidnap a very important person at an upcoming summit. It is not known, though, who the target is. Agent Ginger's job is to find them and stop them.
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3 Agent Ginger: The Recall Agent Ginger: The Recall
Written by Foley Western
Copyright: 2018

Agent Ginger had left her line of work to raise her two children. Unfortunately, Agent Six, her replacement, has gone missing in Russia and Ginger must go find what happened to her.
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4 Agent Ginger: The Purple Stone Agent Ginger: The Purple Stone
Written by Foley Western
Copyright: 2018

This mission has Agent Ginger heading to South America and Brasilia, a region she has never worked before. The assignment is to infiltrate the operations of a pair of men, Rodriguez and Schmidt, who run a respectable business trading in the purple stone Amethyst, at least on the surface. In fact, their main business is human trafficking of young girls.
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It is always good to see female characters who can and do take care of themselves. One of my daughters takes Krav Maga and I have seen just a tiny bit of her movements and know I would never have on my best day stood a chance against her. I like reading about such people and Agent Ginger is definitely one. She might be a tad too good at it but I have seen far too many male series characters get away with it so I'll shut up about it.

The action is fast and heavy. The plotting is a tad staccato but it definitely moves and I thought the second and third books were improvements which is always a good thing to see.

I like Agent Ginger and I am not just saying that because she intimidates me. She does, of course, but that is not why I am saying it.


My Grade: B


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