Tune into Arts in the Valley for host Kim McMillon’s fascinating interview with Diana Chambers, the author of the spy thriller, Stinger.
A romantic spy thriller with a twist, Stinger will keep you up at night – and keep you wondering.
Diana Chambers has always been a bookworm, her eye on the distant shore. She has traveled widely, including many far corners of Asia. An importing business in India led to a Hollywood design career, which later evolved into writing for television, film, interactive and travel media. Research for various projects put her on the road again. She loves spicy foods and her bag is always packed.
Diana wonders if she had another life on the Silk Road for she is drawn there in her work. She often doesn’t know which comes first: the story or the setting. What intrigue draws her, what hot spot? Her Nick Daley series takes her to many of them. Stinger is set in the Casablanca of Central Asia where “rogue” CIA officer Nick Daley becomes entangled in a triangle with a daring San Francisco journalist and her former lover, an elusive Afghan chief with a price on his head. In the sequel, The Company She Keeps, Nick enlists a patriotic young woman, “E,” into the world of espionage, high-tech treachery and sexual intrigue, following a twisting trail that ends in Iran. The next in the series, Into the Fire, will take these characters to China and Thailand and Diana plans to follow them back to Asia later this year. They are promising a big adventure on the Mekong River!
Her work has been praised for its riveting plots, unusual characters and deep sense of place. A member of Writers Guild of America, PEN, Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, Diana lives near San Francisco with her fellow-traveler husband, arty daughter and brilliant mutt, the best writing partner ever.
She is represented by Elizabeth Evans of The Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, 216 E. 75th Street, Suite 1E, New York, NY 10021. 212-794-1082. www.jvnla.com
Set in the ancient Silk Road town of Peshawar, Pakistan, the Nick Daley series begins with the disappearance of a secret shipment of Stinger missiles followed by a shadowy graveyard murder.
When a determined San Francisco journalist arrives on the scene, “rogue” CIA officer Nick Daley becomes entangled in an unusual triangle with the woman and her former lover, an elusive Afghan leader with a price on his head. These characters lead us into a realm of intrigue and betrayal, where hidden agendas provide their own kind of veil until the truth is revealed in a shocking climax.
“A captivating and thrilling excursion…”– Randall Masteller, http://www.spyguysandgals.com
“Forget armchair adventure – this is an edge-of-your-seat action thriller.”– Charles Benoit, author of Relative Danger, Out of Order, You.