From Spy to Author: Barry Eisler Talks about Thrillers

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Barry Eisler

Ex-CIA Talks Thrillers

author photo from website
Barry Eisler

What if an ex-CIA agent looked at all the potential evil in world politics and decided to turn his imagination toward writing fiction thrillers? How real would those books feel as you’re reading them? How close to real could they be? Well, there is someone like that and his name is Barry Eisler and he now makes his living as a bestselling author writing sexy thrillers.
Barry talks about his life, his characters and his books one-on-one with Reader’s Entertainment. This is one you don’t want to miss!

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Inside Out by Barry Eisler

Bio from Barry’s site- Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning his black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way. Eisler’s bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in numerous “Best Of” lists, and have been translated into nearly twenty languages. Eisler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and, when he’s not writing novels, blogs about torture, civil liberties, and the rule of law.