From the outset of 'The Notional Agent,' we are involved in a labyrinth, meandering from one celluloid cell to the next, trying to peek around the next edit in hopes of finding a solution, a center, a sense of whole, only to discover another sequence, leading in a completely different direction. Yet, what seems to dissolve into chaotic ambiguities too blurry to ever completely comprehend, it becomes fathomable to imagine, the “hidden hand” may have twisted the lens through a campaign of smoke and mirrors. This is a frame story: A story within a story about a story which may, or may not be entirely a work of fiction. Readers will not only notice early on in the novel the narrative point of view switches between characters, and that the timeline is not static; but, also, events within the sub-plots as well as personal interplay and action will be linked to the closing chapters. The guts of the tale lies in the encounters between friends, international criminals, spies, and a female journalist who found great pleasure whenever she was near anyone thriving on the razor’s edge. 'The Notional Agent' is also a tale that confirms the depths of loneliness experienced by people who are saddled with the feeling of bewilderment in a fragmented society.