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Simon Gervais
simongervaisbooks.com
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THE THIN BLACK LINE

By attacking the tourism industry and the United States strategic oil supply, Sheik Al-Assad’s brutal terrorist strikes are bringing the Western economy to its knees. To protect their financial interests, three corporate moguls from New York create the International Market Stabilization Institute, a privately funded organization operating outside the official channel. Its newest member is Mike Walton, a counter-terrorism expert who lost his young daughter to a suicide bomber less than a year ago.

When the Canadian Energy Minister is assassinated in France and a one-hundred-dollar bill belonging to 70 million of the CIA’s stolen money suddenly shows up in Portugal, Mike and his team are sent to Europe to investigate. With clues indicating that the most devastating strike yet is only days away, Mike must race against time to stop the United States economy from total collapse.


SKILLS
Fiction writing
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Suspense/thriller
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
SIMON GERVAIS was born in Montréal, Québec. He joined the Canadian military as an infantry officer and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1997. Assigned to the Infantry School in Gagetown, New Brunswick, he received extensive training in advanced reconnaissance and small-unit tactics.

In 2001, he became a federal agent. His first posting was in Toronto, where he served as a drug investigator. During this time, he worked on many international drug-related cases in close collaboration with his American colleagues from the DEA. However, in 2004, his career switched gears and he was placed with a covert federal anti-terrorism unit based in the Ottawa Region. During the following years, he was deployed in numerous European and Middle Eastern countries.

In 2009, he became a close-protection specialist tasked with guarding foreign heads of state visiting Canada. Among many others, he served on the protection details of Queen Elizabeth II, US President Barack Obama and Chinese President, Hu Jianto.

Simon, his wife and their two children divide their time between Ottawa and South Florida, which they consider their second home.

AGENT
Eric Myers
The Spieler Agency
ericauthors@gmail.com