Bayard & Holmes

~ Piper Bayard

I’m delighted this week to be interviewed by Lisa Haselton at her Book Reviews & Interviews site. The interview includes a bit about our latest espionage thriller release, The Caiman of Iquitos, an excerpt from the book, and a little about me, Piper Bayard.

From the Interview:

Welcome, Piper. Please tell us about your current release.

The Caiman of Iquitos is our second full-length novel in our Apex Predator series. In it, retired CIA officer John Viera and his network of former military and intelligence operatives must hunt down and neutralize an enemy agent before he can deliver First World nuclear technology to a billionaire cartel.

What inspired you to write this book?

Current global dynamics inspired Holmes and I to write this book, and it appears to be timely. The Wall Street Journal just published an article this past weekend speculating on the likelihood that billionaires, corporations, and crime syndicates could soon have nuclear capabilities.






An Apex Predator Novel


“An excellent reminder that great spies write great spy stories.”

~ ANNIE JACOBSEN, TV Writer/Producer of Jack Ryan

Former CIA Operations Officer John Viera is doing his best to lead a “normal” life and start a family. Fate has other ideas.

When a Russia ship is mysteriously torpedoed off the coast of Peru, untracked enriched uranium is revealed within its cargo. Protecting his family’s multi-billion dollar business interests, the US president blocks agency investigations into the incident. Top intelligence officials covertly call in John Viera and his unofficial network of former operatives to uncover the new player on the nuclear chessboard. What they discover threatens the annihilation of the West.

From the jungles of the Amazon to the Sea of Japan, John and his network are the only ones who stand between international security and the Caiman of Iquitos.