Cool Gray Dawn

March 3, 2018

Here is Cool Gray Dawn, an espionage series I have created about the Central Intelligence Agency. With a focus on the early days of the Cold War, Cool Gray Dawn features the exploits of CIA’s Domestic Operations Division and their Special Operations Team, nicknamed “mandarins.”  The first season focuses on the years 1959 and 1960, while Season Two begins with John F. Kennedy’s victory over Richard Nixon.

As the Cold War pit the rival superpowers of the East against the West, bringing the world to the brink of nuclear annihilation, CIA’s Domestic Operations Division not only found itself embroiled in deadly battles with the KGB, but also with its NATO allies, the FBI and other U.S. government agencies—as well as divisions within CIA itself.

Each episode, based in the context of historical fact, features Warren Latham, spymaster and head of Domestic Operations. An American version of John le Carré’s George Smiley at MI6, Latham displays the guile and genius, intelligence and wit, ruthlessness and charm that formed the free world’s last line of defense.

Each title is a hyperlink to a PDF file. Season One contains 15 episodes; the finale of which, “Control,” is a two-hour episode. I have also added the premiere episode of Season Two, “Fly By Night”; episode #2, “Hostage”;  episode #3, “Home”; episode #4, “A Nation of Ghosts”; and the just completed episode #5, “The Eleventh Hour.”

I hope you enjoy them all.

Season One:

Episode #1: The First Casualty

Episode #2: A Finesse Strategy

Episode #3: Marginal Value

Episode #4: Loyalty

Episode #5: Little Dove

Episode #6: A Passive Provocation

Episode #7: Everybody Wins

Episode #8: Training Purposes

Episode #9: The Devil Is In The Details

Episode #10: The KUBARK Way

Episode #11: The Canard

Episode #12: Raising The Bar

Episode #13: Something’s Wrong Here

Episode #14: The Last Refuge

Episode #15: Control

 

Season Two:

Episode #1: Fly By Night

Episode #2: Hostage

Episode #3: Home

Episode #4: A Nation of Ghosts 

Episode #5: The 11th Hour

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