What Happens When Your Secrets Threaten Everything You Thought You Knew?
When Tatiana Kustova, the stunning KGB rezidentura in Istanbul, decides to defect, Nikki Sinclair, British spy extraordinaire, and her MI6 partner and lover, Jasmine Richter, are sent to arrange the extraction.
The women secret agents need to confirm the intel is genuine and then secure the asset. However, things do not go as planned as the mission is beset by Bulgarian minders, ruthless assassins, and a KGB General who is bent on thwarting Nikki at every opportunity.
With danger ever-present, Nikki is no longer sure who to trust. The alluring Tatiana tests her, while the beautiful but fickle Jasmine strains her patience. The mission quickly spins out of control as Nikki struggles to hold the unravelling threads together.
A fast-paced and action-packed spy thriller, Our Spy in Istanbul, is set in the colourful backdrop of Istanbul and the Bosphorus during the Cold War.
I loved James Bond! I’ve read the books watched the movies countless times. Growing up, I often wondered why a woman didn’t write a female equivalent to 007. Years passed, but no one ever did. So I created Nikki Sinclair, who’s an MI6 agent in the dark days of the Cold War. And, of course, I had to make her a lesbian.
These days, you’ll find me in a small town north of Auckland, where I spent my days writing the next Nikki Sinclair Spy Thriller.
It took me a day to find the location of the Soviet Embassy featured in the movie From Russia With Love. I describe it exactly as I saw it in 2017. I spent a week in Istanbul researching locations used in the movie and re-created them in my book.
Our Spy in Istanbul (The Nikki Sinclair Spy Thriller Series, #2)
Seven-foot-high railings painted green obscured the view of 161 Halaskargazi Caddesi, the only villa in the street. Dense Camellia bushes provided a further screen from prying eyes. Two imposing Soviet soldiers wearing grey-green uniforms and carrying sub-machine guns guarded the entrance to the Russian Embassy.