Richardson’s real-life experiences inspire new spy novel on Iran

‘The Golden Arrow’ draws from author’s international diplomacy career
BEAUFORT, S.C. - July 18, 2015 - PRLog -- Spy novels are often full of thrills and secret operations, but they don’t always feature real-life government policy that supports the plot. Taking place across central and southwestern Asia, including Iran and Turkey, author Lloyd Richardson’s new novel “The Golden Arrow: A Spy Novel” (published by Archway Publishing), draws from the author’s experience in diplomatic and international affairs.

Richardson was a diplomat during the Reagan years, holding posts abroad and in Washington. He has been a lawyer with global clients for more than 20 years. As an adviser to the U.S. government, he has implemented infrastructure development projects in emerging market countries. These real-life experiences molded the plot, characters and settings of “The Golden Arrow.”

Protagonist Adam Chin is a U.S. intelligence agent, dispatched by the Secretary of State to deal with her most difficult and sensitive diplomatic issues. Colonel Supriya Lal is a gorgeous intelligence operative, working for India’s foremost military intelligence organization. Together, the pair take on the world’s most vicious enemies of democracy. An Iranian nuclear threat to Israel’s survival propels the pair to action as they travel the globe, hunting down those behind the threat.

“If you like spy thrillers, you'll find this a satisfying and realistic story about hands-on agents getting down in the dirt in remote parts of the world,” Richardson says.

Kirkus Indie Reviews calls it a sound effort "with enough espionage fuel to power a future entry in the series." So when you are done with "The Golden Arrow," you'll have the next installment to look forward to, due out in early 2016.

Readers can learn more about the author and his work at

“The Golden Arrow”

By Lloyd Richardson

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 440 pages | ISBN 9781480816787

E-Book | 440 pages | ISBN 9781480816770

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Lloyd Richardson brings three decades of experience in international policy and infrastructure development to his writing on foreign intelligence. He is fluent in Chinese and has occupied diplomatic posts abroad and at the United States State Department, where his last assignment was as staff assistant to the Director of the Secretary of State’s policy planning staff. He lives with his wife and two Manx cats in Beaufort, South Carolina, where he went for de-tox after breathing the hot air in Washington for 20 years. He is the author of “Dragon’s Paw.”

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