There is no shortage of readers and movie viewers for CIA fiction. People are intrigued by the CIA. Mostly it has to do with the secrecy. For others, it means getting a chance to see far away places since the Agency isn’t supposed to operate on American soil. The agency is steeped in secret cover-ups, theories, ideology, methodologies, you name it they’ve got a secret pertaining to the subject according to CIA enthusiast.
Sandy Ingram, the author for the Osei International Book Series, takes the Agency secrecy to a new level. She uses current events as the backdrop and bases for a cyber-crime thriller series where the CIA team deals with computer crimes and incidents across the globe.
Book One which is free in the Kindle Store on Amazon deals with existing terrorist threats who kidnap a family in order to get what they want. Akinlana Osei, a highly trained computer scientist, ends up contacting the CIA. This is the beginning of the book series which deals with the chemical weapons depot being hacked to missing aircraft which is believed to be hacked.
The personal lives of the characters are interwoven into the dangers in the shadows and make for adventurous reading.
Neither the number of employees nor the size of the Agency’s budget can, at present, be publicly disclosed. The resources allocated to the CIA are subject to the same rigorous examination and approval process that applies to all other government organizations, we just don’t get access to this information.
This is another level of secrecy which helps to make CIA movies big bucks at the box-office and high earning advertising income on television. The number of people looking for CIA fiction reads is only between 10 to 10,000 people in any one given month. This is a drop in the bucket compared to how many people search for “cia movies”
Yet, a few books in the Kindle Store on Amazon do surprisingly well, Book I of the Osei International Series being one of them. Of course, you can’t compare Book I to the other CIA books because Book I is free.
CIA spies are always different and unique people and all of the best-selling CIA spy books have this common denominator. A unique character who wins against all odds. Akinlana Osei is no different.