DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Ambitious or orphaned East German and Russian children
KGB and Stasi spymasters
A KGB spy school in Vinnytsia, Ukraine
Stir lightly – do not shake.
Teach them how to act, speak, and live like Americans.
Ship to the US until Mother Russia activates them.
Follow one class from 1962 until they graduate in 1965. Then we pick them up again in 1989 when a potential defector offers up the names of the Lenin Five sleeper agents operating in the US.
1989: A pivotal year in history as a deadly cocktail of espionage and deceit is thrust upon the world stage. When the Berlin Wall collapsed, six individuals were shoved into the spotlight. They were spies who had lived in the shadows, working for the East German government for twenty-four years. This marked the end of a long, clandestine mission and the end of their time as spies. They had been a part of the Cold War, and while they had managed to remain undetected, the end of the Berlin Wall brought their exposure.
Engaging story that captures the real-life world of those living and working in the shadows to effect change Be the fly on the wall as you follow the lives of a group of Cold War spies from indoctrination in the 1960s, through the fall of the Berlin Wall and beyond. Book 1 begins as future spies are chosen and trained. And ends as their life experiences are significantly changed because of the seismic shift in their geopolitical world with the fall of the Berlin Wall.
It will be interesting to read the next volume in the trilogy to learn about their (our) changed world, as it happened and was experienced by these unknown players.
The Soviets insisted “Coca-Cola City”, as it was known, never existed, but those who attended the academy say otherwise. Scott Lomac’s new spy novel is a fictionalized account of the true events of the children who attended this “Spy Academy” during the Cold War. You’re sucked in from the first page, and you become immersed in the characters and the story. If you’re a fan of espionage, spy novels, or WWII history, this book is a must-read.