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Exclusive Interview: “Phantom Orbit” Author David Ignatius

 

David Ignatius is best known for his column in The Washington Post, and for appearing on news discussions shows.

But when he’s not writing about or discussing current events, he lets his mind (and fingers) wander as he writes such espionage thrillers as Body Of Lies, Agents Of Innocence, and The Increment.

In the following email interview, Ignatius discusses his newest novel, Phantom Orbit (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook), including why this story about space warfare is spy-fi, not sci-fi.

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Exclusive Interview: “Beirut Station” Author Paul Vidich

 

As people say, there’s a fine line between love and hate. And there are no finer lines than the ones we find in war. In the following email interview about it, writer Paul Vidich explains how his new romantic spy novel Beirut Station (hardcover, Kindle) is, “A love story within a war story.”

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Exclusive Interview: “Poor Man’s Sky” Author Wil McCarthy

 

With Poor Man’s Sky (hardcover, Kindle), writer Wil McCarthy is continuing the series of hard sci-fi space opera / political spy thriller novels he started with 2021’s Rich Man’s Sky. Though as he explains in the following email interview, you don’t need to read Rich to get Poor.

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Exclusive Interview: Blowback Author Al Pessin

 

Clearly a believer that you should, “write what you know,” foreign correspondent and Pentagon press corps member Al Pessin is once again using his years of journalistic experience for fiction with Blowback (paperback, Kindle, audiobook), the second book in his Task Force Epsilon series. In the following email interview, Pessin discusses what inspired and influenced this military spy thriller, how it connects to the previous novel, Sandblast, and his plans for future installments.