After much anticipation and a lot of polishing with my proofreading team, my international espionage thriller, China Sea, is officially released. Here’s a snapshot of what it’s about: The protagonist, Roy Mancini, is living the good life in San Francisco when he discovers a ‘help… Read More
The new international spy thriller, CHINA SEA by Stanton Swafford, is now available on Amazon.com, Kindle, Google Play Books and iTunes. With exciting action in Sulawesi, Bali, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malacca and Manila.
The novel CHINA SEA will be published this summer. Here’s a preview – the first four pages of the story. I’ll continue the preview next week. So stay tuned to the blog. 1 APRIL 1973 I FIRST MET THE SELF-TAUGHT RUSSIAN JAZZ PIANIST, Sasha Popov, in that… Read More
“The name’s Bond . . . James Bond.” Is there today a more familiar tidbit of dialogue in commercial fiction? Maybe not. James Bond, 007, was born in tropical Jamaica sixty-three years ago. That was where he was created by author and bon vivant Ian… Read More
No, it’s not James Bond. A fictional hero to a lot of readers. The worst, the most dangerous spy of all time, died in prison, presumably of natural causes, in August 2014. To my mind he should have faced a firing squad some thirty years… Read More
During the next two days I focused my thoughts on the impending recruitment pitch to Sasha Popov. I wanted the right atmosphere. To drink vodka together or to remain cold sober? I decided on the sober option. I would pitch him in the safe house… Read More
Among other skills, Roy Mancini excelled in sailboat racing. Here is how he describes it in the novel CHINA SEA. The following week I paid a visit to the Manila Yacht Club in search of a crewing position on a racing sailboat. During my high… Read More
“Why have you selected Malacca, of all places in Asia, to live and work undercover?” the CO finally asked. “I would be inconspicuous in Malacca. I could operate my coffee business out of my home and under the radar of the Malaysian Special Branch. It’s… Read More