Gayle Lynds is a top selling American novelist known for her writing male-dominated genre of spy thrillers or spy fiction and her novels published in over 20 countries. She was born in Nebraska and raised by her parents in Lowa. She graduated from the University of Lowa with a degree in Journalism. Her writing career began as an investigative reporter for the Arizona Republic where her reporting led to some amendments in the state legislation. She later held an editorial job with Top Secret Security clearance. Gayle Lynd’s career took off with pulp fiction novels and literary short stories which were published under her name. In August 2005, her spouse Dennis Lynds passed on and in 2011 she married John C Sheldon, a retired Maine district court Judge.
Order of Covert-One Series
|1||The Hades Factor||2000|
|2||The Cassandra Compact||2001|
|3||The Paris Option||2002|
|4||The Altman Code||2003|
|5||The Lazarus Vendetta||2004|
|6||The Moscow Vector||2005|
|7||The Arctic Event||2007|
|8||The Ares Decision||2011|
|9||The Janus Reprisal||2012|
|10||The Utopia Experiment||2013|
|11||The Geneva Strategy||2015|
|12||The Patriot Attack||2015|
Order of Gayle Lynds Standalone Novels
Order of Judd Ryder & Eva Blake Series
Order of Liz Sansborough Series
Order of Mack Bolan Series
Order of Nick Carter: Killmaster Series
|1||Day of the Mahdi||1984|
|2||The Mayan Connection||1984|
|3||Pursuit of the Eagle||1985|
|4||The Execution Exchange||1985|
Order of Three Investigators Crimebuster Series
Gayle Lynds is known for her popular and top-grossing Judd Ryder &Eva Blake series. The first novel in the series by Gayle Lynds was published in 2007, and the sequel to this book was published in 2015.
GAYLE LYNDS AWARDS
Gayle Lynds won the 2006 Novel of the Year Prize from the Military Writers Society of America for the book The Last Spymaster novel. The Romantic Times Magazine listed Mosaic as the Best Thriller of the Year. In 2004, The Coil won the Affaire de Coeur poll for being the Best Contemporary Novel. In 2002, Mesmerized made it to the finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award.
GAYLE LYNDS BOOKS INTO MOVIES
Covert One: The Hades Factor made for TV thriller is an adaptation of 2000 Hades Factor Novel written by Gayle Lynds. The TV miniseries first aired in 2006 and was directed by Mick Jackson starring. Mira Sorvino, Sophia Myles, Anjelica Huston, Stephen Dorff, Blair Underwood and Jeffrey DeMunn. The Film focuses on Lieutenant Colonel and a biochemistry expert who race against the odds to save the United States from a virus outbreak.
BEST GAYLE LYNDS BOOKS
These are the best two books written by Gayle Lynds.
Mosiac: A fast-paced thriller that features, a blind concert, Julia Austrian as the main protagonist. The cause of her blindness being from a psychological disorder and not physical reasons. Her sight returns after 10 years during a concert in England.
She witnesses a robbery and death of her mother and loses her sight again. She is determined to find the killer, the face of the killer was the last thing she had seen before the blindness returned. However, the hunt for her mother’s killer leads her into a conspiracy. She meets a C.I.An agent in search of a masterpiece known as “Amber Room” that vanished during the end of World War 2.
The two parties combine forces to track the “room” and the killer. This leads them to a course of danger and conspiracy in their quest. They later find out that the murder and the room are intimately linked. The hunter now becomes the hunted, and the duo finds themselves being hunted.
The author depicts the characters in an excellent manner; the action is also non-stop to ensure that the reader is engaged throughout the storyline.
The Altman Code: The plot of the Altman Code starts in the docks of Shanghai China where a ship is loading its cargo. A photographer who manages to take some photos of the ship is murdered even before he is out of the dock. The story then shifts attention to mainland China where Jon Smith is assigned to retrieving the manifest aboard the ship of interest. After a shootout, Jon Smith is on his own without the evidence.
It is revealed that a prisoner in one of the Chinese prison is the father of the American president. The American Intelligence begins an investigation to establish the truth.
Again, the Altman Group, which constitutes of the government officials and a past president leak critical strategic planning of the US to people in business, media, and other groups. These leaks are threatening to the security of American society.
On the other hand, Niu Jianxing (The Owl), an influential in the Chinese Standing Committee is leading the Chinese to trade with other countries.
With all these controversial, the convert one operative, Jon Smith holds the key to the future of these powerful nations (China and USA.), and he is possibly the only person capable of stopping the start of another cold war.
So how is the Altman Group, the ship, (Dowager Express) and the Man Claiming to be president father linked? Will Jon Smith act sooner to stop begin of another Cold War or will he fail?