Hidden Beyond Detection is a spy thriller set in 2014. It follows Akila Sinclair, a young intelligence analyst who must become what she hates most in order to prove herself.

The Story

Akila Sinclair wants to be an SIS intelligence officer instead of a junior analyst, but her moralistic attitude has made her enemies. She is given the case of an enigmatic young woman who hides secrets using psychological tricks. It looks like a safe office task. Nobody anticipates it could become an international incident threatening the lives of hundreds of people. They have also failed to see Akila’s unique talent.

The novel stretches from London to Provence, Syria and Rome. Akila’s investigation illustrates the unique mindset of modern intelligence workers.


The author is seeking representation (a literary agent).

An earlier version of the novel came fourth in the 2019 First Novel Prize.

Rome street
Half the novel is set in Rome