I recently received an email from the esteemed Otto Penzler, and he described a project he’d been trying to get off the ground for a few years now. It kept getting stalled for various reasons, but he was happy to say that it was back on track. Agents of Treachery: an anthology of espionage stories. He already had stories in hand from, among others:

Charles McCarry

Joseph Finder

Dan Fesperman

David Morrell

James Grady

Stephen Hunter

Lee Child

Robert Wilson


The Miernik Dossier (which is, I have to say, an astoundingly good book), by the great Charles McCarry.

Now all I have to do is write a story that’ll measure up to these heavyweights. So far I’ve written three thousand words. Three times. Hopefully next time they’ll stick.