THE SATELLITE AGENT
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THEY THREW HER IN WITH THE SHARKS, AND SHE SWAM BACK WITH A VENGEANCE.

In her capacity as a world-traveled musician and composer, Victoria Penrose functions as a “satellite agent” for a New York literary firm, and in May 2010 she receives a memoir proposal from a retired intelligence operative known by the nom de guerre Galileo. But Victoria’s email is being intercepted by the CIA, due to her proximity to an unsolved political assassination five years prior. Victoria’s correspondence with the former spy wakes a sleeping conspiracy and triggers a global chase, putting her in the crosshairs of both American and Russian assassins. When Victoria and her international web of associates mount a resistance utilizing viral media, they’ll expose a CIA official with a skeleton in his closet so shocking, he’ll have no choice but to up the stakes as far as they will go.

The debut novel in the PYRAMIDER Spy-Fi franchise

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My father and both grandfathers have practiced “the tradecraft” for the US military in wartime. But it was upon learning a female relative served in the OSS, the WWII predecessor to the CIA, when spycraft became a serious subject of study for me, a fact which explains why CIA origins is a theme in one of the Pyramider installments. An editor I recently worked with and was published by, Professor David Brownlee, holds the Francis Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Chair of the Graduate Group in the History of Art at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brownlee’s work has earned three major publication prizes from the Society of Architectural Historians, and he is a recipient of UPenn's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. He is also the world’s preeminent historian of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the subject of my feature essay in this issue of DAGspace:
http://www.designadvocacy.org/dagspace/watch-space

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“I like a spy thriller with a highly compelling story, a large cast of memorable characters and a wide variety of fascinating settings, plus dialogue and description that are fast and vivid, such welcome staples as the CIA and a global conspiracy, and wholly surprising elements that educate me about intriguing professions and activities. I also like original titles that suggest more than they state: you explain what a satellite agent is in the publishing world, but the term also applies to Victoria’s role in the realm of espionage. And I’m very happy to be in her company: a female James Bond or, better, Harry Palmer, who’s also an intelligent, successful career woman, a musician and a practitioner of yoga--someone whom your female readers will admire and identify with, and whom your male readers will admire in another sense and see as the ideal partner. Brilliant entertainment--and it certainly will be an enormous success, first as a book, then as a film.”
-Maria Luisa Lang, author of The Pharaoh’s Cat
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