Sea of Lies

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Bradley West

For readers new to the "Countless Lies" series, "End of Lies" (March, 2019) may be the best jumping off point. For one thing, the themes of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and the possibility of a deep state coup remain topical in 2019. For another, "End of Lies" is the shortest (110,000 words) and fastest read. If you like "EOL," then you can go back and pick up "Sea of Lies" and "Pack of Lies."

Explanations of conspiracies fascinate me, but only plausible ones. The "Countless Lies" series addresses various conspiracies or unsolved mysteries in a suspenseful and believable fashion. Of course, I’m not offering a definitive solution to riddles such as the disappearance of flight MH370. I hope "Sea of Lies" and "Pack of Lies" prompt others to ask the governments leading the search efforts to share all their findings with the public. Recall that “None of is smarter than all of us.”

I started by trying educate myself. In addition to hundreds of hours of research and interviews, from 2014-2018 I traveled to Burma, Australia, the US and Sri Lanka multiple times to visit many of the sites (and some of the people) depicted fictionally in "Countless Lies."

People ask me what the books are like that they may have seen or read elsewhere. I suspect that if you are a TV person and watch "Homeland", "The Americans", "Luther", "True Detective" (S1) or "24" then you’re going to like the "Lies" novels. Movie fans who enjoyed "Syriana", "Taken", or "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" should be able to have some fun as well.

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I’m originally from Ohio but after student stopover in London I headed East and here I've stayed for thirty-five years. Along the way, I’ve been fortunate enough to live mostly in Singapore, but also logged many years in Hong Kong with stops in Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore and Colombo. 

If you’d like to connect, I’m on Twitter @TrueLiesBlog. I’m also on Facebook under Bradley West, Author and have an author website at