Minstrel’s Alley Features The Guys Who Spied for China in Tribute to the Reagan Library Espionage Exhibit


Minstrel’s Alley will be featuring The Guys Who Spied for China on its promotion platform in tribute to special Espionage Exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.
The showing is entitled SPY: The Secret World of Espionage. The exhibit will feature a look into the lives of secret agents, the types of equipment they use, and brief telling of the true stories behind covert missions that have shaped our history. It will be on display until March of 2014.

“As a locally based media company, we are promoting The Guys Who Spied for China in Conjunction with the Espionage exhibit at the Reagan Library because many of the actual events featured in the novel took place during the Reagan administration,” said Minstrel’s Alley Publisher, M.J. Hammond. “The world of espionage is fascinating to a great many people. And at the time when Reagan was President American Intelligence agencies first became aware of the wide spread Chinese Espionage Operations, taking place in the United States. The year 1985 was called the Year of the Spy by the media.”

Hammond explained that The Guys Who Spied for China, while written as fiction, was based mostly on the true events experienced by the author, Gordon Basichis. “The novel is based on Basichis’ offbeat experiences in working to uncover Chinese Espionage Networks in the United States. Basichis narrates how it all began and the attempts that were made to suppress Chinese spying efforts in the United States.”

“This is not your garden variety spy novel,” said Hammond. “It is offbeat and quirky, a character based narrative that is often darkly funny. The book manages to get the point across that the world of espionage is dangerous and crazy, but also necessary. Gordon Basichis was able to give this kind of them an intimate and contemporary twist. It is really out there and should engage a hipper collection of readers as well as your typical spy buffs.

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