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New York Times bestseller Gayle Lynds is the award-winning author of ten international espionage novels. Library Journal calls her “the reigning queen of espionage fiction.” The London Observer says she’s a “kick-ass thriller writer.” Lee Child calls her “today’s best espionage writer.”

Born in Omaha, NE, and raised in Council Bluffs, IA, Gayle graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in journalism. While there, she often sneaked into classes and readings at the renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She was blessed by remarkable teachers — among them were John Irving in rhetoric and Kurt Vonnegut in a literature class. For her, the university was a lively petri dish of books, writing, and adventure.

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Published on June 27, 2016 08:26 • 38 views • Tags: spies, spy-q, thrillers
Average rating: 3.73 · 27,070 ratings · 1,918 reviews · 28 distinct works · Similar authors
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I just recently found Gayle Lynds but am delighted to have done so and am reading through her books as fast as I can. She writes great espionage thrillers with the addition of strong women agents sometimes missing in other..." Read more of this review »
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"Frankly, I think I Ludlumed out quite awhile back. He is the master of spy books IMHO. I picked this up because every current thriller writer had one or two good words to describe the book on the back. It was smoothly done so I think that fans of..." Read more of this review »
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Gayle Lynds Hi Ed ... It's good to hear from you. I hope it's a good deployment. I really appreciate your service. If you ever can get snail mail there, please let me know and I'll send a box of paperbacks. warm regards, Gayle


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Ed Kovacs Thanks once again, Gayle, for the friendship. I loved reading about your journey to letters and words and big ideas.
I left a hardback of yours in my hangar home in Cali because I had to travel light for this deployment. A Kindle is on order! But there are no books here and no mail delivery so the slow Internet connection is my lifeline. I will miss my own book launch, and that kind of sucks, but like you, I'm very very grateful for my life. Cheers, Ed


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