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No Room for Fragile Egos—A Spook’s World

By Ellie Ann This is spook and spy thriller author, Intelligence Operative “Jay Holmes.” Holmes is a man with experience in intelligence and covert operations who spent decades intimately involved in fighting the Soviets, the East Germans, [...]

Josephine Baker–Dancer, Singer, Booty Spy

By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes We often expect our military heroes to come equipped with great athletic prowess and years of grueling training. A few ultramodern, nearly-magic gadgets and good looks don’t hurt either. Josephine [...]

Booty Spy Hekmet Fahmy—The Fox Behind the Desert Fox

By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* On June 10, 1940, Italy declared war on Great Britain. At the time, Great Britain lacked the resources to invade Italy, and Italy had no intention of invading Great Britain. However, the two enemies, along [...]

SKYFALL Review

SKYFALL Review By Author Piper Bayard & Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* SKYFALL marks the Golden Anniversary of the Bond series, and it’s raking in the serious gold—for good reason. In this 23rd Bond film, M and MI-6 are under attack, [...]

SGM Billy Waugh – On Teams that Found Carlos the Jackal & Osama Bin Laden

SGM Billy Waugh By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* Three years ago on October 31, my writing partner, Piper Bayard, started the Annual Love a Spook Day. It’s the day when we pause and offer a moment of thanks for our hard-working men and [...]

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part IX, Playing Nuclear Chicken

As an intelligence operative, I need a good foundation in history to do my job. After all, if we don’t understand what happened in the past, we can’t understand what is happening today or why. This series outlines Iran’s past as we move [...]

DOUBLE CROSS: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

DOUBLE CROSS – Review By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* I recently read and re-read DOUBLE CROSS by Ben MacIntyre, writer-at-large and associate editor of the Times of London. This is a remarkable book and I enjoyed it thoroughly. [...]

Mata Hari, Anna Chapman, and Booty Spies

Mata Hari, Anna Chapman, and Booty Spies By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* It’s a common saying that prostitution is the oldest profession. I wasn’t there so I can’t be sure, but if prostitution was the first paid profession, then [...]

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part VIII, Crossing the Nuclear Rubicon

As an intelligence operative, I need a good foundation in history to do my job. After all, if we don’t understand what happened in the past, we can’t understand what is happening today or why. This series outlines Iran’s past as we move [...]

No Easy Day?

No Easy Day? By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* As most folks know by now, on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 author “Mark Owen” will release “No Easy Day,” a first hand account of the Osama Bin Laden mission. I have not read [...]