Author Archives: A.C. Frieden

About A.C. Frieden

A.C. Frieden is an international author of globetrotting legal/espionage mysteries and thrillers, including the Jonathan Brooks thrillers TRANQUILITY DENIED and THE SERPENT'S GAME. Two more novels in the series are coming soon: THE PYONGYANG OPTION (March 2019) and LETTER FROM ISTANBUL (Dec. 2019). Frieden is also an attorney, pilot, martial artist, scuba instructor, equestrian, and former army sniper. He was born in Africa to a Swiss father and a Brazilian mother and lived in India, Switzerland and the UK before moving to the U.S. He has visited over 75 countries, including hotspots like North Korea, Cuba, Russia, Venezuela, and Ukraine, many of which have become settings in his novels. He speaks French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and some Russian, and carries several passports...

Thanks for Attending My Chicago Book Launch and Presentation on North Korea

Novelist A.C. Frieden Presents His Latest Book and Discusses North Korea with Jenna Gibson, Korea Columnist for The Diplomat Magazine. Author A.C. Frieden presented his latest book, The Pyongyang Option, an espionage/political thriller set in the North Korean capital and that Kirkus … Continue reading

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Chicago Book Signing & Presentation on North Korea

Novelist A.C. Frieden Presents His Latest Book and Discusses North Korea with Jenna Gibson, Korea Columnist for The Diplomat Magazine. Author A.C. Frieden will present his latest book, The Pyongyang Option, an espionage/political thriller set in the North Korean capital and … Continue reading

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5-Star Reviews for The Pyongyang Option

5-star praise is already coming in after the March 29 release of The Pyongyang Option.  Here is the latest by top reviewers and book bloggers Meredith Rankin’s Reviews and Reader’s Retreat by Lou and praise from other crime fiction authors: “[I]t’s … Continue reading

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New Thriller Release Only a Week Away!

There’s only a week left until the launch of THE PYONGYANG OPTION, Book 3 in my Jonathan Brooks thriller series.  Select which version you would like: paperback (large), paperback (small), Kindle, Nook or other (Google Play, iTunes or Kobo) For more book … Continue reading

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The Pyongyang Option will be out in only two weeks!

My latest international spy thriller, The Pyongyang Option, will be released on March 29, 2019, by Down & Out Books and Avendia Publishing. As the third book in my acclaimed series featuring New Orleans maritime attorney Jonathan Brooks, this action-packed … Continue reading

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A Teaser for Spy Fiction Addicts…

Finally, three years behind schedule, my spy thriller THE PYONGYANG OPTION (Down & Out Books/Avendia Publ.) is coming March 29, 2019 in paperback and ebook.  It’s the third installment in the Jonathan Brooks thriller series.  Here’s the first teaser ad.  … Continue reading

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A New Ad

A new ad for my Jonathan Brooks spy thriller series…#spynovels #suspense #intrigue #espionage #novelist #ACFrieden #amwriting #books #reading #action pic.twitter.com/SeZTvZhZbH — A.C. Frieden (@acfrieden) February 19, 2018

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