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The Cover Wife

The Cover Wife

Author(s): Dan Fesperman

Location(s): Hamburg, Paris

Genre(s): Spy, Thriller

Era(s): Turn 21st Century

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The new high-stakes spy thriller from a master of the genre transports the reader to Paris and Hamburg, and deep into the conspiracy behind the 9/11 attacks.

Paris, October 1999. CIA agent Claire Saylor is looking after low-level surveillance ops. Her career has stalled after a misguided dalliance with her handler Paul Bridger – so when Bridger asks Claire to join a team, she prepares herself for a stint on tea duties. But in fact, he’s finally put her back in the game. She’ll be going undercover as the wife of Professor Winston Armitage – an expert in the Quran and its translations. He’s presenting his controversial new theory on the fabled promise of 72 virgins for each martyr, and needs protection.

But when Claire arrives in Hamburg, it soon becomes clear that this is no routine protection job: she’s there to uncover a conspiracy that will lead to the 9/11 terror attacks. And if she blows her cover, she could lose her life…

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Author: Tina Hartas

The Cover Wife is a work of fiction woven around real life events. The 9/11 bombers did, indeed, meet at the Al Quods Mosque in Hamburg to plan their journey to the training camps...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021