VJ Books presents David Stone
David Stone is a cover name for a man born into a military family with a history of combat service going back to Waterloo. Stone, a military officer himself, has worked with federal intelligence agencies and state-level law enforcement units in North America, Central America, and South East Asia. Retired now, Stone lives in an undisclosed location with his wife, photographer and researcher Catherine Stone.
Excerpt from an interview with David Stone on his official website:
Are all your stories based on your own experiences?
If they were I'd be dead now, although I've had my times. But not
even I can drink like Micah Dalton. He's kind of like me, only younger,
smarter, meaner, better-looking, and he has the liver of a Norse god.
I'll tell you, I do love the stories that are in the world. Tom Wolfe
was right; the best stories are out there in the streets and towns. A
writer is at his best when he allows the world to show itself to him,
pays close attention, and then uses all his skill to describe what he
saw accurately, with grace; when he can; even with affection, if he can.
The Echelon Vendetta has a rather terrible man at its center. Is he drawn from real life?
David Stone: Yes. He is. He's extremely dead now, and the world's a far better place.
Is Micah Dalton based on a real person? Other than being taller than you, I mean.
David Stone: And better looking. Yes, to a degree.
Is he alive?
David Stone: I sincerely hope he is.
And the man called Deacon Cather?
David Stone: Those who knew him may see traces of James Jesus Angleton.
Did you ever meet Angleton?
David Stone: No. I know people who knew him.
Will you ever reveal your true identity?
David Stone: Not a chance.