"With taste, elegance, and appetites that match the male original, Tillman Gilson introduces 'Jane Bond' to the intelligence and literary world with panache and brazen sensuality -- a spoof on a spoof that works. Bravo."

-Robert C. McFarlane, National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan

Covert Operations

“Jane Bond” is a term used to quickly explain a book plot that resembles the famous James Bond plots but features a woman as the main character. The “Jane Bond” in my novel is Alex Garfield; she is an American covert operative.  “Jane Bond”, like James Bond, works for her government to try to find and kill the enemies that threaten the US.  Alex is trained to kill and avoid being killed, without being identified.

This “Jane Bond”, lives in Washington, has a cover life of a socialite and consultant, and works for an offshoot of the CIA called the National Strategic Council (NSC).  She never goes to headquarters but instead meets her “cutout”, the person who acts as her go-between with her bosses, in various restaurants and bars.  This “Jane Bond” travels frequently and is a fashion hound so even in the midst of killing someone she has an Hermes scarf on or is carrying a Jimmy Choo purse. Like James, “Jane Bond” only lives in the first class world.

She has her own specialized sniper rifle and prefers the Sig Sauer 228 as a handgun.  “Jane Bond” obviously is also an expert in any and all types of hand-to-hand combat.

“Jane Bond” of course, has love interests.  In the first book, it is a British Security Specialist named Simon. Together they are quite a pair!


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