I'd like to welcome David Snowden, author of the espionage novel, The Mind of a Genius, as guest blogger today. Thank you, David.
Espionage is the process of using spies to procure secret information. It involves spies, procuring secret information without the permission of the holder of the information. Espionage usually involves locating the secret information, or locating the people, who know the information and might reveal it. Spies normally have to receive special training and also have to travel abroad, and in the dangerous world of espionage, only the best spies survive. The Espionage Act was passed by Congress in June 1917, after the US joined the First World War. The British MI6 and the American CIA are good examples of modern espionage organizations.
It was the practice of espionage that led to the creation of spy fiction. And classic James Bond novels such as Casino Royale, Diamonds Are Forever and From Russia with Love, are a very good example of spy fiction. The James Bond 007, character was created by Ian Fleming in 1952, and has been featured in 22 James Bond films to date. The latest James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, was released in the UK on the 31st of October 2008, and took nearly £103 million at the global box office in the first nine days.
Espionage has been described as the second oldest profession in the world, as people have been spying on each other for a very long time. The main attractions over the years have been the intrigue and the gadgets are sometimes used in the process.
Thank you, David.
And, here's some information about The Mind of a Genius.
The Mind of a Genius by David Snowdon (The Formula That Could Change The World)
Special Agent, Jason Clay from the MI4 is hired to find a secret formula that was invented by the famous British scientist, Malcolm Prince. The only weak element in Clay’s strategy to accomplish his mission is Laura Prince, the beautiful wife of the scientist, who Clay has to seduce in order to obtain the formula.
But the CIA, the Denmark Intelligence, the Australian Intelligence and many other very determined individuals are also after that formula, and can’t wait to get their hands on it. The competition is fierce, but who’s going to win?
The story develops as a travel through the world; with the action starting in London, then moving onto Copenhagen, Hong Kong and Australia.
Clay appears to be the right man for the job; extremely handsome and a natural charmer, nothing could be easier for him than seducing a beautiful woman in order to obtain a top secret.
About the book: The Mind of a Genius by David Snowdon ISBN: 978-0-9552650-1-3 Publisher: Pentergen Books Pages: 288 S.R.P £6.99/ $13.56
About David Snowdon - British thriller writer, David Snowdon was born in London, and lives in London. He started writing in 1983, and wrote his first book, which hasn’t been published in 1984. His first published work, Too Young To Die, was published in August 2006. And his second novel, The Mind of a Genius, was published in November 2007.
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