"Combines the best ingredients of an edge-of-your-seat action movie and a page-turning thriller into one riveting punch. I wish I could nominate it for an Oscar!"
- Joel Schumacher, director of THE LOST BOYS, A TIME TO KILL and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
"Spellbinding ... highly entertaining ... a must-read for die-hard James Bond fans. 5 stars."
“A frenetic thriller ... keeps the story moving without ever losing its sense of fun.”
- Kirkus Reviews
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Haven’t you ever wondered what inspired the creation of fiction’s greatest secret agent? Author Aaron Cooley takes the reader on a World War II thrill ride across two continents and six nations in pursuit of the answer to this question. A first-time British spy is on the trail of the Allies’ most important Double Agent, on a mission to determine his loyalty before he can hand over the means of creating history’s most devastating weapon to the Nazis. Before his mission is over, this young Briton will be inspired to create a fictional super-agent who will one day become one of literature’s most famous characters. An engaging, fantastical what-could-have-been, SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED is not to be missed by World War II buffs, literary devotees, and especially, fans of Her Majesty’s most famous spy.
"Aaron Cooley writes with such galloping deftness and verve that you’ll find yourself swearing you were present at the creation of James Bond."
- James Kaplan, author of FRANK: THE VOICE
“That fun hybrid of a fast-paced thriller and fantasized Roman a' clef. Bond readers will enjoy it immensely—those who like WWII espionage stories will find it a good ride as well. It'll be awhile until the next 007 literary adventure—Shaken, Not stirred is a more than worthy place holder for the holidays.”
- Wesley Britton, Bookpleasures.com
“A wonderful juxtaposition of vintage James Bond, Tom Clancy’s inestimable Jack Ryan, with a little whimsy thrown in for good measure. Four stars.”
- Carolann Dematos, HerLiterarySalon.com
"Cooley has done the near-impossible: crafted a tale even Ian Fleming himself would have been proud to call his own. The best book I've read this year."
- David Callaham, screenwriter of THE EXPENDABLES and DOOM
"Cracks like the bullet from a sniper's rifle. Full of guts and elegance; a great thriller and a terrific debut."
- Colin Dickey, author of CRANIOKLEPTY and AFTERLIVES OF THE SAINTS
“A marvelous ‘what if’ about Ian Fleming and the genesis of James Bond. A top-notch spy thriller, too.”
- Bill Desowitz, author of JAMES BOND UNMASKED
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A former child actor, Aaron Cooley has been living on film sets since the age of three. Upon graduating from Yale, Aaron migrated to Los Angeles, where he has apprenticed under director Joel Schumacher, most recently serving as his head of development and Associate Producer. As a screenwriter, Aaron has developed projects for the companies behind PULP FICTION, TRANSFORMERS, ROCKY, SAW, and THE BREAK-UP, as well as helped create advertising for various MTV Awards Shows and public service campaigns. SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED is Aaron’s first novel.
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Published November 5, 2012
by Melnore Press.
History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction.