James Stejskal is a military historian and author of six books,including (thus far) two novels in “The Snake Eater Chronicles” series. A Question of Time, a Cold War spy thriller, was his first novel.
His second is titled Appointment in Tehran. Imagine if you will.. “With fifty Americans held hostage in Tehran, a frustrated American President green lights an audacious rescue plan while the CIA and the KGB try to find a nuclear weapon hidden in Iran. What could go wrong?”
To get inspiration for his writing, he spent 35 years as a soldier and intelligence officer, often working in far off places with interesting people.
Writers he likes are: Charles McCarry, Alan Furst, Ishmael Beah, V. S. Naipaul, L.Frank Baum, JRR Tolkien, Jaroslav Hašek, Ian Fleming, Joseph Conrad, Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, WEB Griffen, Frederick Forsyth, David Cornwell.