Former James Bond continuation author Raymond Benson’s new novel TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL (written under the pseudonym “David Michaels”) has placed on the NEW YORK TIMES Best Seller List (Paperbacks) at #10. It also placed on the PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY Best Seller List at #8.
Splinter Cell, an adaptation of the best-selling computer game, is about an American operative named Sam Fisher who works for “Third Echelon,” a secret branch of the National Security Agency. Fisher, like James Bond, works alone behind enemy lines–gathering intelligence and stopping bad guys. In true Clancy fashion, the book features a topical plot involving tomorrow’s technology in today’s political climate. Much of the book in set in Iraq.
I’m quite proud of it,” Raymond told CBn last month. “It’s very much like one of my Bond novels. In fact I approached it like a Bond novel. The only difference is that he’s American, and… get this… it’s in first person. So in a way you can imagine what a Benson Bond novel might have been like had it been written in first person!”
This is book one in a series of Splinter Cell novels. Benson is now working on book two.