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D.R. Grady

What is a secret operative?

The short answer is—I have no idea! I’m not entirely cognizant on the training secret operatives receive, or the skills they’re expected to possess. The little I know I picked up from books and the internet. Who knows if that information is accurate?

In the usual manner of writers, I made up my characters’ abilities for my newest story, THE NERD WHO SPIED ME. I need them to know how to do certain things in select scenes, so they display that aptitude.

I can certainly state that my characters who are secret operatives, or spies, as they are also known, are impressive people with impressive expertise. My secret operative characters possess the Navy SEAL and Army Ranger skill sets. These include, but are not limited to—weaponry, multiple languages, advanced survival skills, in-depth computer knowledge, and basic medical training. They can function in any terrain and are trained to handle any situation.

Or they die. We can therefore conclude that those who have lived long enough to retire are impressive people. I’m not entirely clear on their missions. I suspect I don’t have a high enough security clearance to be privy to their assignments. 

You’ll meet Cian Hunter and Verity Wellington in THE NERD WHO SPIED ME, two operatives who both have plenty of successful jobs to their record—a major feat. They’ve endured situations they can’t talk about, and typically don’t think about either.

This book is a little darker than my usual novels, and it’s entirely due to their profession. I couldn’t write this in the usual lighthearted manner as most of my books. Although you’ll encounter plenty of humor, their very lives are often in jeopardy, so I couldn’t undermine this by glossing over the stomach squelching aspects of their assignments.

It’s still a romp and still has my lighter voice, as well as plenty of the Morrison family who make an appearance. I hope you’ll pick up a copy of THE NERD WHO SPIED ME to enjoy.

The Nerd Who Spied Me blurb
Cian Hunter is tasked with the impossible: find Verity Wellington and bring her home safely. His survival is not guaranteed.

Everyone in their business knows Verity is perfectly capable of getting herself home, since she’s the gut-them-first-and-ask-questions-later type of operative. She also has the advantage of knowing where she is, which would be helpful.

He accepts the assignment, aware two operatives are better than one when dealing with the nebulous factions who lurk in the shadows. Plus, the chance to get close to Verity to see if his attraction to her is more than a fleeting interest is too good to pass up. Provided she doesn’t gut him first.

Cian is confident in his secret operative abilities, despite wishing to leave them behind. However, his relationship goals leave something to be desired. If he can figure those out… he might stand a chance of getting them both home alive.

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D.R. Grady lives with her husband near Hershey, PA. She adores chocolate, laughing, collecting bags, books, and shoes, and writing stories that resonate with others.

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Other works by D.R. Grady

The Morrison Family Series:

The Nerd and the Marine
The Corpsman and the Nerd
the Nerd and the SEAL
The Nerd’s Pocket Pets
Shadows and Spice
Macy’s Parade
Bad Nerd Rising
Bad Nerd Falling
Nerds on Fire
Nerds Unite
The Trouble with Nerds
The Nerd who Spied Me

The Me Series:

Treasure Me
Save Me
Trust Me
Heal Me
Love Me

The Dragon Chronicles Series:

The Dragon Chronicles Book 1: Learning
The Dragon Chronicles Book 2: Shifting
The Drabon Chronicles Book 3: Healing

For additional buying options and updates, please visit my Website.


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