The Accidental Spy provides a humorous adventure in the world of espionage, full of unexpected twists and turns.


About The Book

Publication Date: November 2, 2022

Harvey Hudson is an emotionally scarred, fifty-six-year-old history professor who has lost his job, his wife and his self-respect. In desperation, Harvey takes a high-tech job for which he is totally unqualified.

So he outsources it to India.

Then Harvey discovers that a Russian intelligence agency owns the outsourcing company and are using him to launch a cyberattack on the U.S. petroleum industry.

Harvey now finds himself in a world of trouble with the Russians and the FBI, and he has fallen in love with the woman from New Delhi who’s doing the job he’s outsourced—who might be a Russian agent.



The Review

Harvey Hudson never imagined his life would have spun so far out of control by age 56. After losing his job as a professor, he takes a position as a technical writer for a company that makes software relating to the petroleum industry. The problem is that he is woefully unqualified for the role. His solution is to then outsource his job overseas.

Author David Gardner delivers a quirky main character who gets caught in a situation that quickly spins out of control in The Accidental Spy.

What starts as a short-term solution soon evolves into a mess of epic proportions, with Harvey learning that he is being used by the Russians in a cyberattack.

As a character, Harvey is full of flaws. Even though he bears the weight of the world on his shoulders, he manages to use humor to add levity.

The Accidental Spy provides a humorous adventure in the world of espionage, full of unexpected twists and turns.

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About The Author

David Gardner grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, served in Army Special Forces and earned a Ph.D. in French from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught college and worked as a reporter and in the computer industry.

He coauthored three programming books for Prentice Hall, wrote dozens of travel articles as well as too many mind-numbing computer manuals before happily turning to fiction: “The Journalist: A Paranormal Thriller,” “The Last Speaker of Skalwegian,” and “The Accidental Spy” (all with Encircle Publications, LLC).

He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Nancy, also a writer. He hikes, bikes, messes with astrophotography and plays the keyboard with no discernible talent whatsoever.


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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.



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The Accidental Spy provides a humorous adventure in the world of espionage, full of unexpected twists and turns.4.5-STAR REVIEW: THE ACCIDENTAL SPY by David Gardner