About the Author
Tillman Gilson is an internationally renowned specialist on the Middle East and democratic development. A thought-leader, speaker and writer on these issues, and a business leader assisting American and international firms as they develop strategic alliances, Tillman has now taken the knowledge and experience from the field, love of travel, and life as a Washingtonian and turned it into a “Jane Bond” espionage novel, The Very Secret Weapon.
Tillman began life as a Marine child, traveling around the world and being exposed to many cultures – and to James Bond films at various military bases. While at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, Tillman became an intern in the White House and after graduation from the School of Foreign Service, was recruited into the CIA in the Directorate of Operations. From there Tillman went on to live in the Middle East and then to work in the democratic development field. The insider knowledge exhibited in the novel combines all of these experiences from working under Henry Kissinger and later at the agency to the reshaping of the political world which began in the 1990s and continues today.Already at work on the follow-up Alex Garfield adventures, Tillman Gilson resides in Washington, DC and frequents many of the DC hot spots featured in the novel. Tillman still constantly travels to gather more experiences for Alex’s literary adventures. Tillman has one grown daughter who now resides in New York City, and there are always dogs and cats floating about the house. A lifelong lover of horses, Tillman can often be found at the area steeplechases and races – usually with a Stolichnaya in hand.