The New Espionage origin story

When I was a kid, I loved spy novels. I couldn’t get enough of them. One summer I read all the spy novels I could find. And by the end of that summer, I was a total misogynist.

This year I decided to check out current spy novels. You know, to see all the progress. 

“They’ve probably changed a lot,” I thought. 


Still the same amount of xenophobia and misogyny. I was disappointed. I’m not a kid now, so I can’t just read that crap and get brainwashed. The second I see some bullshit, it ruins the whole story for me.

The New Espionage Series is about giving readers the adrenaline of James Bond without the white supremacy. Temple of Doom-esque mystery without belittling the practice of eating snakes, or hating on blond women. It’s possible for humans to travel the world and kick a lot of ass without the entirety of our limbs. Just because you have a uniquely shaped body or an interesting scar on your face doesn’t mean you can’t be the hero.  

Bystander, Love in the Time of the Improvised Explosive Device (1 Dec 2022), and Corporate Torsos Need Not Apply (31 Dec 2022), and the New Espionage genre are about new villains, new threats, new perspectives. Fun, funny, life-affirming adventures.

For all the people.

Except Swedes.

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