Aaron Cooley's debut novel weaves a plot inspired by Ian Fleming, featuring a first-time British spy and set against the backdrop of World War II.

Shaken Not Stirred - Book Preview

7th December 2012

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.

Although Shaken, Not Stirred is Cooley's debut novel, the book has received universal praise from early readers. Kirkus Reviews called it "a frenetic thriller ... keeps the story moving without ever losing its sense of fun." Author James Kaplan (Frank: The Voice) said of the first-time author, "Aaron Cooley writes with such galloping deftness and verve that you'll find yourself swearing you were present at the creation of James Bond." And hot action screenwriter David Callaham (The Expendables, Warner Bros' upcoming Godzilla reboot) raved, "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."

A former child actor, Aaron Cooley has been living on film sets since the age of three. Upon graduating from Yale, Cooley 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, Cooley 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.

 


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Publisher: Melnore Press
Format: E-book
RRP: £4.99 / $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-578-09732-9
Released: 7th November 2012
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Capsule Reviews
"A frenetic thriller ... keeps the story moving without ever losing its sense of fun."
- Kirkus Reviews

"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

"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

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