The Portofino Deception is a fast-paced thriller

July 8, 2008 9:34:49 AM PDT
The Portofino Deception is a fast-paced thriller by Jeffrey Stephens that takes the reader around the globe on a counter-terrorism mission via CIA agent Jordan Sandor.

Sandor follows the deadly trail from New York to Florida and Paris, then on the the Italian Riviera, hence the book's title.

It was before 9-11 and the fall of Saddam Hussein when Sandor resigned from active service with the Central Intelligence Agency.

He is reluctantly drawn back into the thick of things when a series of violent events leads him to search out a new al-Qaeda conspiracy...a conspiracy that initiates a vicious wave of cataclysmic assaults with poison gas.

Sandor relies on his instints, experience and skills to help foil the terrorist plot, while the lives of millions of people is at stake. Then when Sandor discovers a rogue agent behind the plot, he knows for sure he is the one man who can ultimately prevent a catastrophe.

Author Jeffrey Stephens talked to Monica Malpass about how he got the idea for the work of fiction, how to get books published and what his next novel entails.