Controversial New Bio/Thriller Reveals Major Connection to New York City Area

Code Name Papa Book CoverAfter a lifetime of working for a secret international covert group, John Murray finally reveals his journey with the help of his wife, Sharon, and co-writer, five-time author Abby Jones. His memoir, Code Name: Papa – My Extraordinary Life While Hiding in Plain Sight, details his leadership within an organization that, while not connected to the US government, operated with the full blessing of top people in our government. This book is the first in a planned trilogy that spans more than forty years of missions that could never happen in non-fiction.
Abby Jones is the author who worked with the Murrays on the book and official spokesperson of the trio. Jones states, “The book’s connection to New York City is very clear.  What we worry about the most is that readers from the tri-state area may attempt to locate Papa’s distinctive house which is north of the city.  To assign a place to the homestead for the book, we simply called it ‘Connecticut’.  We will say no more.”
In forty-three fast-paced chapters, readers will find out about a mission that until now “stayed in Vegas” involving a mass assassination at a popular Strip hotel, the reason why Ollie North is still alive and kicking (thanks to Papa), and the everyday stresses for Papa, his crew and their families that led to divorces, suicide, mysterious deaths and much more.   Meanwhile, the New York area mansion where all the missions were planned and the direct connection to NYC for funding is a great backdrop for events that go way beyond Bond and other fictional spies.  The book offers readers an inside look into what really happens deep undercover.
Amazon Reviews:
“I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in what really happens to bad people who threaten the safety and well being of our world. It was a page turner that I could hardly put down.”
“I typically do not take the time to write reviews. However, this book was so incredibly riveting that I felt compelled to let other Amazon members know that it’s an honest-to-goodness page turner. I can’t wait to see what happens next…hopefully a sequel and movie!”
“The story is riveting, once you start reading you won’t want to put it down! Learning about these undercover missions involving the cooperation of several nations is mind boggling.”
For the sake of their own safety and that of their loved ones, the writers have chosen to move forward in revealing this story under aliases.
A Vietnam vet, John Murray, later known as “Papa,” has spent the majority of his adult life working as an undercover agent for the U.S., Canadian and various European governments. During this time, he rose from agent to the head of US Operations. Now retired, he and his wife are living in a small rural Western town. As ‘normal’ as he tries to live, he will always be haunted by the visions of what he saw and what he tried to prevent or rectify. To learn more, please visit
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