Featured Author: Jonathan Dital

Today’s featured author, Jonathan Dital, is another author originally from Israel on Inkshares, something that makes me exceedingly happy to see. His book, And the Wolf Shall Dwellsounds like an excellent and action-packed spy novel. Go ahead and check it out on Inkshares!

And the Wolf Shall Dwell-cover

About And the Wolf Shall Dwell:

John is a regular Joe, a foreigner working in the city of London, like many others. On a cold London morning, in a train station, a man bumps into him and later finds his death. This incident thrusts him into a world of espionage, politics and Jihadi terrorism, and sets him in an adventure which he did not choose. A spy thriller as such, the novel is more than just action, but also a dive into the world of International Politics. Aiding a retired MI6 agent, Adam Grey, John finds himself unraveling a political scheme that ranges out of the scope of his routine life and trails all the way up to the top of Westminster’s corridors. The duo’s adventure would take them all around London, but will they manage to find those responsible in time?

Q: What part of your novel’s world excites you most?

A: If I had to choose, I’d say the beginning of the novel. Here’s John, a regular guy like myself, on the same route I take every day to work. Only this time, something out of the ordinary happens. I think unlike other espionage thrillers, the protagonist could have easily been you or me, and that first chapters which set the scene to the events that would follow – still excite me when I read back today.

Q: How much time is left in your campaign?

A: The campaign ends on July 15, which is incidentally my birthday.

Q: What inspired you to tell this story?

A: I was always attracted to spy thrillers; not James Bondy kind of action/film-ready books, but genuine cold war stories, such as John Le Carré’s, or sophisticated twisted tales such as Grahame Greene’s. My story in essence, is a story of a foreign guy, living and working in London, a diversified multi-national city. I’m a sucker for old spy tales & politics, and both elements are there setting the suspense. However, I’d like to think that the book would appeal to anyone, even just because of my descriptive London imagery, a city I’ve learned to love (hence the #ComeSeeLondonThroughMyEyes campaign).

Q: What was the most interesting bit of information you uncovered in your research for And the Wolf Shall Dwell?

A: Two things: SIS (and all the British secret services) publish their annual reports – available for the public to download. And the second is that the City of London is so heavy in history and interesting places – that you wouldn’t fit them all even if you wrote a thousand books.

Q: What else are you working on?

A: On raising two small children with my wife (2 years plus, and a 7 month baby) – which is a full time job even when it’s not!

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