“If you have ever wondered what it is like for an undercover CIA operative to work as part of a covert team in hostile environments where a combination of luck, skill and survival instincts are the ticket to living another day- this gritty book is compelling reading”
– a lengthy veteran of the intelligence community and numerous covert missions
“This unique book tells a compelling and entertaining story about survival in a world most of us do not know exists. It is about men and women who quietly put themselves in harms way to protect us and our freedom. A must read.”
- USN (Ret) USS Forrestal combat pilot
“The Alphabet Games, the first in a series, promises to be a winner out of the box. Based on the real world of individual CIA operatives, it reveals how things get done and missions are accomplished, including a reality check in the real world.
You haven’t read anything as remotely close to this real life description of one of the most important activities that keeps the United States in the forefront of the battle against the seriously demented who seek nothing less than our destruction. No matter the religion, race, national origin or sexual preference, all of us are targets of these truly evil folks.
There’s reason to look forward to the follow up to The Alphabet Games, The Numinous Protocol.
Let’s hope we don’t have to wait too long.”
- Former CEO Templeton Funds, Executive Vice President Dreyfus Funds, industry arbitrator NASD and New York Stock Exchange, Author of : Mutual Funds Today… Who’s watching Your money?
5.0 out of 5 stars
(Female reader Amazon.com)
“My first non fiction read. Quite captivating and very well written. Looking forward to the next book in the series.”
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pyschological Insights instead of Hollyweird James Bond, April 2, 2013 This review is from: The Alphabet Games “The Numinous Protocol” (Volume 1) (Paperback)
“The James Bond Fantasy is the second highest grossing, 23 movie franchise ever in ticket sales,(beaten only by Harry Potter’ 8 films) so most people have no clues as to the realities of a dangerous, often ugly, thankless, yet vitally necessary shadow wars, nor of the psychological tolls on the warriors and on the people who love them. The Alphabet Games provides some of these real world insights.
Well written, at times riveting, often humorous, sometimes disturbing but always thought provoking, the author reveals a NON-PC (politically constipated or full of sh) glimpse of hidden worlds.
I hope that the characters survive so there will be many more books in the series.”
Another reviewer offered
“I also want to recommend a new book – The Alphabet Games, The Numinous Protocol by Birgit von Schondorf. This book is a non fiction work about real world US Intelligence Operations. This book would be excellent for high school and college students as well as for more mature adults. We often think we know how our Intelligence agencies work, but very few really know. Having worked in Intelligence for many years and Commanding Units at Echelons Above Corps, I can tell you that Birgit does understand.”