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Simon Gervais


"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)."

UPDATE: Simon Gervais's debut novel THE THIN BLACK LINE release date has been moved forward to April 7th, 2015.

Fiction writing
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.

Simon GervaisIn 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 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.

In 2012, Simon was transferred to his organization’s counter-surveillance unit. During the next two years, he participated in a number of intelligence gathering operations. In 2014, he returned to his former unit to serve as a bodyguard for the American ambassador to Canada.

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

Eric Myers
The Spieler Agency