Thrilling Locations: The Benevolent Deception (Part 2)

When I wrote The Benevolent Deception, I knew I was creating a fictional conspiracy that if ever came into existence in the real world, would have profound impacts everywhere. To do the story justice I knew I must write a global novel covering as many regions, economies, cultures and geographies as I could, simply to … Continue reading Thrilling Locations: The Benevolent Deception (Part 2)

Thrilling Locations: The Benevolent Deception (Part 1)

Inspired by Andrew Warren’s similar series of posts (parts 1, 2 and 3) for his Thomas Caine series and with a nod to Ian Fleming, I thought I’d do my own version of Thrilling Locations covering the many exotic global destinations visited in my novel, The Benevolent Deception. The novel commences in West and East … Continue reading Thrilling Locations: The Benevolent Deception (Part 1)

Pursuit across Africa, new video diary

Hello, my name is Aiden L Bailey. I’m the author of the new adventure espionage novel, The Benevolent Deception. Welcome to my first video journal where I talk about some of the influences of the book and how I came to write it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwwxnuisW0A Today I’m talking about my experiences in Kenya where most of … Continue reading Pursuit across Africa, new video diary

Field Intelligence, first newsletter of Aiden L Bailey released

“The NSA is under siege. The Pentagon is hacked and the same cyberterrorists control all White House communications. Are we the only three who have noticed this?” - The Benevolent Deception My first newsletter is out and includes exclusive access to a new video on how my real-life experiences in Kenya influenced many of the … Continue reading Field Intelligence, first newsletter of Aiden L Bailey released

First newsletter released soon

My first newsletter will be released soon and includes: Links to a new video on how my real-life experiences in Kenya influenced many of the scenes in The Benevolent Deception Links to an article I had published on the ABC Updates on the sequel novel The Benevolent Conflict News on the forthcoming print version of The … Continue reading First newsletter released soon

PocketDocs Running with Scissors: The Man with the AK-47 is my Friend

At the suggestion of a friend, I decided to enter the Australia Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) PocketDocs: Running with Scissors project. The objective was to write a 500 word story about a moment you did something reckless. I decided to give it a go and entered a story about my first overseas travel as an adult, backpacking through … Continue reading PocketDocs Running with Scissors: The Man with the AK-47 is my Friend

Significant reduction in arms trade across Africa

First Headline (Advertorial) Africa LAGOS, Nigeria — Despite escalating conflicts and insurgent activities in many sub-Saharan African nations, and the associated demand for arms sales these conflicts drive, the last 6 months has seen a significant drops in availability of weapons for sale across the continent. The accessibility of both illegal and legal arms dropped … Continue reading Significant reduction in arms trade across Africa

Five Killed in Safari Massacre in Northern Kenya

First Headline (Advertorial) Africa NAIROBI, Kenya — Three Americans, one Australian and one New Zealander have been shot dead by poachers in an unprovoked attack at a safari camp in the Samburu National Reserve, approximately 300km north of Nairobi in northern Kenya. One American tourist disappeared during the altercation and her whereabouts is still unknown. … Continue reading Five Killed in Safari Massacre in Northern Kenya