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Publication Order of The Nick Temple Files Books

Switchback (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heraklion Gambit (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Vector (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Flemish Coil (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow Chamber (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heidelberg Gap (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dancing with Patience (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beggar's Prayer (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judging Paradise (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Holy Lance (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let Me Explain (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Writing thriller novels, along with historical fiction, the American writer Jonathan Dyer is one of the most prolific authors within his field to date. With a background in military intelligence, he has been able to give his work a certain degree of accuracy unlike any other in his particular field. A spokesperson for both him and his craft, he is highly vocal within the community, often imparting advice to other up-and-coming writers as well.

Early and Personal Life

Born and raised in Kansas City in Missouri, in America, the writer to be Jonathan Dyer grew up with a keen interest in both reading and writing. Specifically interested in military intelligence, he would largely focus on this particular subject matter over the course of his career. Nurturing this love of literature, he would also go on to pursue his interest in the military, something which he continue to come back to throughout his life.

Attending the Defense Language Institute, he would train for some years as a Russian linguist, before going on to the National Security Agency. It was here that he would receive more additional training on top of his previous learning, making extremely adept in the field of intelligence. This would allow him to master another language, as well as getting insider military knowledge, all of which he could later feed back into his novels.

Stationed overseas for some time, Dyer would work at the Field Station Berlin for a brief period of of three years. Following this he would go on to attend law school whereby he would become the Executive Editor working at the U.C. Davis Law Review. It was during this time that he’d sharpen his skills as a writer, examining his approach to the art-form in the process whilst there.

Currently still working to this present day, he lives with his wife and daughter whilst writing full-time as a fully fledged novelist. Understanding military intelligence he’s definitely made a name for himself as one of the leading authorities within his specific field. Showing no signs of stopping any time soon, he will carry on into the foreseeable future, as his writing career grows from strength-to-strength.

Writing Career

Starting out as a writer back in 2000 with the title ‘Dancing With Patience’, the author to be Jonathan Dyer started to come to prominence in 2010. Following this he started to write more regularly and consistently, gradually building his fan-base and audience in the process. Over time he started to build his voice as well, as he finely crafted his style and his tone in the following years to come.

Focusing on the military and specifically the subject of military intelligence for a lot of his fiction, Jonathan Dyer has a lot of novels set within the genre of espionage. Creating taut suspense filled thrillers, he’s managed to craft tightly knit and complex stories that are still easy to follow and extremely accessible. The main example of this can be found in his Nick Temple novels which involve the eponymous CIA agent of the same name, as he attempts to keep the world safe, whilst it’s set primarily in the sixties.

With great attention to detail Dyer has also managed to create stories that are accurate in their portrayal of military life, especially those that are historically based. Garnering attention from both the critics and the general public alike, he has managed to achieve a level of global fame that many other writers aspire to. The novels themselves are universal in their nature, despite mainly focusing on American politics of a particular type, as they feature well drawn characters that resonate with his readers.

Still writing to this very day, Jonathan Dyer still puts out work at a regular and ever consistent pace as a full-time author. Writing over six full-length screenplays as well, he lives with his wife and his daughter in the heart of California’s wine country. With a lot more novels set to be released in the near future he will continue writing for some time to come, as there’s a lot more to come from this particular author yet.

Silent Vector: A Nick Temple File

Initially published in 2014 through the ‘Silent Vector’ publishing label, this was first brought out on the 21st of July. Marking the third title in the ongoing series of Nick Temple books, this provides another case-file and investigation for the eponymous CIA spy. Set within the 1960s, this is a period piece that has a keen sense of accuracy, allowing the reader to feel as if they’re really there.

Set in 1962, it sees the CIA spy Nick Temple on vacation in the Virgin Islands, as he hopes to take some time to relax. This isn’t to be, though, as he happens to stumble across a Soviet Union plot to unleash a variant of polio that’s vaccine resistant into the heart of America. With America distracted by the threat of the Cuban missile crisis it seems that Temple is on his own with a small team of specialist, as they attempt to put a stop to the nefarious plan. Will they be able to prevent the attack from taking place? Can Temple save America? What will happen in the silent vector?

The Holy Lance

Originally brought out in 2017 on the 4th of July, this was to be a stand-alone thriller novel that was similar to his previous novels. Brought out through the ‘Little Acorn Publishing Ltd’, this provided more suspense and action, something which readers have now come to appreciate from the author. Knowing how to maintain suspense throughout the course of narrative, it also works at creating strong characterisations as well.

With the top commanders of Russia looking to commit a strike that will no doubt change the entire face of the planet, it seems that time is of the essence. Stepping up to the task is one Chet Brinker, a CIA agent who comes across their plan and realises that he must put a stop to it. Looking to get their hands on the mythical ‘Holy Lance’, the Russian commanders hope to return Russia to its former glory. Will Chet be able to stop them? Is there going to be enough time to save the world? Can he find the Holy Lance?

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