Participating in a college-sponsored aid program in Haiti, Chase Allen witnesses the slaughter of homeless boys. Unable to shake the haunting images with booze and bong hits, he decides to make someth
Participating in a college-sponsored aid program in Haiti, Chase Allen witnesses the slaughter of homeless boys. Unable to shake the haunting images with booze and bong hits, he decides to make something of his life in journalism. At a newspaper, however, he is recruited to become a CIA agent who poses as a journalist in international hot spots. Later, in Nicaragua, Chase is assigned to position the country's president into the gun sights of a distant sharpshooter during a press dinner. Success lands him a mission in northwest Thailand helping an American Peace Corps volunteer caught up in a jihadist scheme. While monitoring a hapless band of wannabe Iranian terrorists in New Jersey, Chase meets a dark, intriguing woman. Marriage and fatherhood change his priorities, and he worries about putting himself and his family in danger. Yet, with great reluctance he agrees to follow a former Australian ski racer plotting a deadly strike at the Winter Olympics. Chase's idealism led him to spying, and that same quality could be his undoing. Faced with deceit beyond his wildest imaginings, he clings to the one person in his life who is good and true - his daughter, his Little Zonbi. The Spy's Little Zonbi is a finalist for ForeWord Magazine's 2013 Book of the Year Award (General Fiction)
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Cole Alpaugh is a former journalist, having worked at daily newspapers along the East Coast, as well as spending several years as a war correspondent in numerous hot-spots around the world for Manhattan-based news agencies. His work has appeared in dozens of magazines, as well as most newspapers in America. He was nominated by Gannett News Service for a 1991 Pulitzer Prize. Cole is currently a freelance photographer and writer living in Northeast Pennsylvania, where he spends his afternoons watching his daughter hit fuzzy yellow balls and ski through slalom gates. You can find Cole online at www.ColeAlpaugh.com.