The Private Op series, featuring the complex hero, Ashiel Hammond, written by Derek Hall is an example of spy fiction in the 21st century. Incorporating elements of detective noir, this hardboiled detective fiction series takes readers on an international journey following assignments provided by the company, Archangel Security Consultants. The firm is owned by Hammond’s former mentor, Gabriel Sexton, a mysterious character of sorts.
For as long as author, Derek, could remember, he wanted to be a short story writer. This website features short stories following Hammond, a modern-day hardboiled hero, who just so happens to be an international photojournalist, and spy. Every month or two, I will submit for your perusal a new adventure starring Mr. Hammond, as he travels the world on secret missions for Archangel Security Consultants.
These short stories are not top secret at this time. You can access them by clicking on Short Stories and selecting which one you’d like to download.