Misdirect, A Novel of Spies, the Sahara, and Searching for God

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Beverly Nault

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A mission failure has confined CIA covert operative Eve Parker to desk duty and she’s left to pick up the pieces of her broken personal life. But when her daughter’s fiancé is taken hostage, Eve must return to the Middle East armed with rusty tradecraft, and dubious credibility shrouded in her peers’ skepticism. Will she get it together in time to thwart the biggest threat to America since 9/11, or will her old-fashioned ways cause her to fail again?



Short Summary

The hero, Eve Parker, is a former CIA operative confined to a desk following a disastrous mission some years earlier. About to retire, she learns a colleague, her future son-in-law, is taken hostage. Her journey to rescue him takes her to Barcelona, Spain, and Algeria and across the desert sands of

Eve’s ridden camels and hiked across the Sahara by sheer determination to prove her mettle. She’s constructed a stealthy, successful and unusual raid on a terror camp that surprises the world’s terrorists and the CIA community that had all lost faith in her abilities. The ending is a true misdirect


Langley, VA, Barcelona, Spain, Algeria (desert and small desert towns)

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Twist, Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Eve Parker

Age: 59

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Confident, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Perseverance, Insecure, Funny, Secretive, Heroic, Adventurous, Badass, Patriotic, Skillful, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Zach Sawyer

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Badass, Educated, Masculine, Patriotic, Sexy, Uneducated, Adventurous, Blunt, Complex, Heroic, Honorable, Unapologetic, Confident, Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Amir

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Badass, Charming, Confident, Empathetic, Flexible, Perseverance, Skillful, Complex, Gracious, Adventurous, Faithful, Funny, Aspiring, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Jenny Parker

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming, Complex, Confident

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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