Cold War Thrillers

Exciting action and deadly foes make the protagonists of these stories ruthless heroes.


Cold war thrillers: The unscrupulous agent has no conscience, he cannot afford to. He, or she, needs to be almost invisible. Able to blend easily into any environment. They may be heroes, but their identities remain unknown. That’s how their country needs them, if captured, their masters disavow knowledge of their existence. They have a high pain threshold under enemy torture, but they are only human. When cornered, they fight like lions and flee when they have to.

I would like to share the experiences of one such agent, Guy Trent, with you. A former British serviceman whose exploits and achievements must remain forever unlauded. In my novel, Project G, lies a story laden with intrigue, danger and terror.

A story which begins in Paris one Christmas, with the murder of top British Secret Service agent Simon Carter. The head of MI6, known as `S`, summoned Trent to the Broadway Buildings HQ. There he briefed Trent on an old Nazi endeavour named Projekt Goldene Gans. Carter was working on the case and had stolen the file and returned to his fellow agent waiting with their car. The agent was an imposter who shot Carter in the heart and made good his escape with the stolen file.

Information in the file was crucial to shutting down a vile plunderbund created by four former Nazis. Trent’s mission was to kill the four and recapture the file at all costs. His first stop was Paris and the scene of the betrayal. By now he was a marked man. His attackers confronted him relentlessly and perished. Even Trent wondered how long he could evade capture, or worse.

The case would send the fearless agent to the historic city of Florence, where he would enlist the help of the British serving agent there. From there, he would follow a lead to the beautiful Tuscan countryside, where the real evil was about to unfold.

I have always loved stories like this, featuring heroes like Trent. There are thousands of them out there, and the late John le Carre was a master of thrillers like this.