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Simon Gervais
simongervaisbooks.com
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THE THIN BLACK LINE

"Federal agent and former infantry officer Simon Gervais's debut THE THIN BLACK LINE, in which a counter-terrorism operative and his wife, working together for a clandestine organization, must risk everything in order to prevent the US economy from total collapse, to Lou Aronica at The Story Plant, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2016, by Eric Myers at The Spieler Agency (World)."


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
www.thespieleragency.com