A Spy with Scruples

Gary Dickson (Author)


The unintended consequences of acing a test . . . or when all else fails, try blackmail

In July of 1964, after marrying in Paris, Desirée and Scott Stoddard are honeymooning in the South of France when their idyll is interrupted by a notice from Scott's draft board advising him that his status is being reviewed. Desirée, the former French countess who is already three months pregnant, doesn't understand why her new husband, an American, must traipse off to some military base in Germany to be tested.

Scott's remarkable scores on the tests attract the attention of the CIA, and Scott, much to his dismay, becomes part of their world of intrigue and deceit. How can he get back to the life that he and Desirée had envisioned? When all else fails, blackmail is the answer.

A Spy with Scruples plunges readers into the complicated political world of Cold War Europe. From neutral Switzerland to the aristocratic salons of Paris to bombed-out Berlin, Scott ingratiates some and offends more. But he has a plan.

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
River Grove Books
Publish Date
March 03, 2020
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.64 inches | 0.92 pounds
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Gary Dickson is an inveterate traveler, an avid gourmet, and a Francophile sans merci. He received his B.A. degree in history while in the United States and then attended graduate school at l'Université de Lausanne, Faculté des Lettres to study l'histoire in Switzerland. In addition to his poetry, Gary has written two novels: AN IMPROBABLE PAIRING, a 1960s historical romance, and its romantic thriller sequel, A SPY WITH SCRUPLES. Gary lives in Los Angeles with his wife Susie where he continues to write.