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Publication Order of FBI Agent Domini Walker Books

Sound of a Furious Sky (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hidden in the Silence (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets of the Angels (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Echoes of Thunder (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mac Ambrose Books

A Spy Came Home (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts in Macau (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deceits of Borneo (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye of the Tempest (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serpents in the City (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

HN Wake is a mystery thriller author best known for writing the bestselling and award-winning “Mac Ambrose” and “FBI Agent Domini Walker” series of novels. She decided to take on the name of Nancy Wake, an amazing WWII British spy since she did not want to have her work perceived from the lens of her gender. Wake was once upon a time a US government employee where she spent more than two decades. It could be that she has access to the workings of intelligence and spying operations during the twenty years she was working overseas in Europe, Asia, and Africa. However, no one knows what exactly he did before she became an author. She now writes mystery thrillers that deal with environmental, political, and social issues. She published her debut novel “A Spy Came Home” of the “Mac Ambrose” series of novels in 2014. Wake currently has more than eight novels in the two series of novels. In addition to her novels, she has also a short story titled “Ghosts in Macau.” She is a passionate follower of international relations and politics and loves to garden and scuba dive whenever she has the time. She currently lives with her husband and their dog on the East Coast.

When she got out of government and came back to the United States, she decided to spend some time in LA where she interacted with many creative types. The people she hung out with had a unique and amazing perspective and talked about their latest scripts, characters, and stories in a manner that got her interested in writing. What got her interested was when one of them explained how a movie was written and suddenly, she thought writing a story was not that complicated. She had a few stories swishing around her head from her life overseas and thought that she would like to get them out. The next day Wake downloaded Scrivener and started typing away combining bravado and a splash of naivete. Six months later, she had the first draft of her manuscript that she sent to a friend to look over. The friend told her she had a unique voice but even though it sounded awesome she did not understand what that meant. Elated she took her dog for a walk and she asserts that it was one of the most confidence-boosting moments of her writing career. That first manuscript was submitted to a contest and while it never made the quarters, she was hooked into writing and her second one was a huge improvement. She then realized that if she wanted to become an author, she needed to start the journey of querying even if she hated the salesy meetings with agents and editors. When she heard about self-publishing it sounded like a godsend and soon after she had published her first novel “A Spy Came Home.”

Many of HN Wake’s novels are set in diverse settings across the world, having spent much of her time outside the US particularly in Asia. Mac Ambrose her lead protagonist in her debut has many adventures in the diverse and fascinating regions of Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Macau. Wake has asserted that her senses were always attuned to the colors, the smells, the sounds, the politics, and culture whenever she was in the exotic settings. This made it easier to write about these places. As for her lead protagonist in the popular “Mac Ambrose” series, she has asserted that she realized that most female spies were inauthentic and cartoonish and hence wanted to change that perception. This was as compared to the many real and gritty male spies that could be found anywhere you cared to look.

“A Spy Came Home” the first novel of the “Mac Ambrose” series of novels by HN Wake is the story of a conspiracy and a mission. It involves two old hand agents that have to dance around in a daring cat and mouse game that could have far-reaching consequences. Mac Ambrose is a gutsy and gritty veteran of the CIA that has been with the agency for the better part of two decades. He has been known to have a strong moral conscience though he is sometimes prone to taking on too much risk. At the start of the story, she is approached by her closest friends who want her help in running an operation to weaken or destroy a powerful gun lobby that would make it possible for the Senate to enact some new legislation. It is a dangerous mission that is only complicated by the fact that it has to be completed within four weeks. From the wealthy suburbs of New Orleans to the rolling hills of Kentucky and the corridors of power in Washington, Mac sets the trap for a crooked gun manufacturer, an unprincipled lobbyist, and an immoral lawmaker. From a Philadelphia safehouse, she begins rebuilding her life and reconnoitering romance he had left behind several years past as she worked to secure the United States from outside forces. But the dogged ATF agent named Cal Bertrand who has a lot to prove given his checkered past, will not let her rest easy. Will he be the one that uncovers the conspiracy and blows Mac’s cover before his traps snare some prey?

“Deceits of Borneo” by HN Wake is a story of an ominous conspiracy, murder and a disappearance in the heart of Asia. It starts with a young and determined intelligence officer trying to unearth the secrets of powerful people who want to exploit the Borneo rainforest. Mac Ambrose is still haunted by the ghosts of the last mission she undertook and is looking for a fresh start. But then she gets a call from intelligence headquarters while she is working undercover in Hongkong telling her that a colleague is missing. Teaming up with an activist, Mac heads deep into the rainforest of Malaysia to try to find Josh Halloway her colleague that has disappeared. Their search soon unearths the secret of a powerful timber corporation has been hiding its involvement with a mysterious murder. Back in Hong Kong, the agent is in a deep web of conspiracy that involves national security, environmental destruction, and international finance. She is willing to risk all to expose the villain but how far is she willing to go to expose the complicity of the international banks and governments.

“Serpents in the City” is a story that shows the shadowy side of cable news, and a blackmail plot that involves a senator. Mac Ambrose who has spent more than two decades protecting the US from external enemies has settled down in Philadelphia, where she now hopes to live life as a civilian. The last thing she needed in her life is to be asked to help solve a domestic problem. But circumstances seem to have conspired against her as her friend asks for her assistance when some senator puts in motion plans to wreck the democratic institutions Mac had defended her entire life. She reluctantly agrees to help and it is not long before she unearths a menacing blackmail scheme that originates from a huge media corporation headquartered in Times Square. In a suburb of New York, a determined agent makes a stunning discovery – a private investigator is conducting surveillance on one of the US’s largest cable news networks. The higher-ups in Langley are disturbed by Mac’s homecoming and send someone to track her. Mac will soon learn of a deep web of conspiracy that ropes in both the CIA and the FBI.

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