by Diana R. Chambers


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An espionage thriller set in pre-Taliban Afghanistan. When a shipment of Stinger missiles disappears, a CIA officer becomes entangled in an unusual triangle with a journalist and her former lover, now an elusive mujahideen chief. These characters lead us into a world of danger, a world of spy versus spy, where hidden agendas provide their own kind of veil. until the truth is revealed in a shocking climax.

From the last battlefield of the Cold War to the tribal no-man's land of the War on Terror, Stinger sets the stage for the profound events playing out today in Central Asia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593303778
Publisher: Aventine Press
Publication date: 04/28/2006
Series: Nick Daley Series , #1
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Diana Chambers was born with a book in one hand and passport in the other. Travel has opened many doors. An Asian importing business led to a Hollywood design career, and later scriptwriting led to novels. She is still smitten with the road not taken, still searching for the perfect suitcase. Her nose is always in a book.

Her romantic spy novel, Stinger, begins near the Khyber Pass as CIA officer Daley becomes entangled in an unusual triangle. In The Company She Keeps, Nick returns to Washington where he recruits a new agent and sends her into a world of danger. Diana is working on a California-Southeast Asia thriller and a true-life historical intrigue set in 1947 Hollywood and India.

Her work has been praised for its riveting plots, unusual characters, and deep sense of place. A member of Writers Guild of America, Sisters in Crime, and Mystery Writers of America, Diana lives in a small Northern California town with her fellow-traveler husband, arty daughter, brilliant mutt, and feral kitty, Marco Polo. For more on her books and adventures, follow her at,, and

What People are Saying About This

Having (covered) the Afghan war against the Soviets, I certainly appreciated the accuracy of Diana's scene setting, in and around Peshawar and inside Afghanistan itself. Many of the scenes in the book took me right back to the sights, sounds and smells of the place. --Journalist Brock N. Meek

Brock N. Meek

Having (covered) the Afghan war against the Soviets, I certainly appreciated the accuracy of Diana's scene setting, in and around Peshawar and inside Afghanistan itself. Many of the scenes in the book took me right back to the sights, sounds and smells of the place. — Journalist Brock N. Meek

Harold Livingston

"Diana R. Chambers has created a world of breathtaking suspense and action-packed political intrigue. From the blood-soaked mountains of Afghanistan to the story's shocking climax, her characters burst unforgettably from the pages. "
author and screenwriter, Ride A Tiger, Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Richard Rosenbloom

"Stinger is a crackling spy story that takes you from the bazaars of Peshawar to the secret heart of Afghanistan by means of a surprising romantic triangle."
producer, Sinatra, Cagney and Lacey

Charles Benoit

Forget 'armchair adventure'—this is an edge-of-your-seat action thriller. — Charles Benoit, Relative Danger, You.

Peter Falk

"Stinger is a must read, a romantic thriller that grabs you and won't let go. Prepare yourself for a fascinating plot with more twists and turns than the Khyber Pass."

Lillian Brummet

A romantic spy thriller... thick with realistic suspense and political intrigue, Stinger will soon have readers forgetting that it is a fictional tale. Anyone who enjoys strong female characters, romance and stories laced with CIA agents will certainly enjoy Diana Chambers' novel. Journalist Robin Reeves is hot on the trail of a great story, and she has a solid contact to approach - the leader of an Afghan group that the governments would love to get their hands on is her former college lover… Her tenacity in pursuit of the story impresses handsome CIA agent Nick Daley (who appears in...The Company She Keeps) while advancing closer to making contact with her ex-lover. Soon, though, she finds that her stroke of luck is far from a coincidence, and that the meddling nature of governments and fanatics has her dancing like a puppet on a string. Chambers keeps readers on their toes with twists that will leave them guessing what is going to happen next, and the ending has a great surprise in store. - Lillian Brummet

Van Zandt

Looking for a good read, pick up Stinger by Diana Chambers. With today's headlines in Afghanistan and Pakistan, this is the book of the day... fascinating. A great adventure for men and women. It begs for more. — Sam Van Zandt, South Bay Sunday, KBAY-FM, San Jose

Robby Schumacher

"Chambers has done it again with her new spy thriller, Stinger. Twisted tales of deception and wickedly woven webs lure the reader to question not only where the story is going, but their own knowledge of the events unfolding in our world. Her perspicuous knowledge of current and historical events in Southwestern Asia keeps the reader locked into detailed imagery that doesn’t let go. With "close to home" scenarios, uncommon characters, and steamy trysts this is a great read for men and women alike."
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