Re: RARA-AVIS: Former Spies as Spy Writers (was Briarpatch)

From: jimdohertyjr (
Date: 18 Nov 2004

Some follow-up on my comment below:

> I've heard that Gayle Lynds (Mrs. Michael Collins) has also worked
> some capacity for US Intelligence, but, again, I'm not absolutely
> sure of that. Like Bill and Hagberg, Mrs. Lynds first spy novels
> were Nick Carter PBO's. In addition to her own stuff, she's
> been "completing" Robert Ludlum novels.

According to her website, Mrs. Lynds is "a former editor with Top Secret security clearance at a think tank where her government projects ranged from making deserts bloom to designing cutting-edge military hardware that had the capacity to wipe life from entire continents."

That sounds like she was at least on the peripherary of what Kipling called "The Great Game."


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