My first exposure to the story occurred when I was much more naive about international relations, economics, the new colonialism … It seemed unbelievable that anyone would go to that amount of trouble to manipulate events, or that a few people would have that much consolidated power. Conspiracy theories, ha! But it turns out there are conspiracies and corruption in the real world, if you care to look beneath the pretty marketing. Which conspiracies are real and which are imagined? What is truth? Reading The Trojan Spy as fiction based-on-truth was a very different experience for me. It is action, but all grown up and played out at a more subtle level than just a spy story. And it is plausible, very plausible. Unnerving and upsetting, as well, but I can’t wait for the next installment.
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Editor’s Note: WHAT FOLLOWS IS MY PREFACE to The Trojan Spy, the first title to be published by Punto Press, a new publishing company associated with The Greanville Post, and dedicated to advancing radical political thinking and social change. I do hope that the reason we inaugurated our publishing venture with this book (technically a work of fiction, albeit far more than that, authored by our own senior editor and European correspondent Gaither Stewart) will become clear as you read this introduction.