So this whole Mrs. Pollifax kick was started off by a friend of mine and as she gave me a couple to borrow she said something interesting.
The end of the Cold War was a tragedy for writers of spy novels.
And while I see her point, I can't decide if I agree.
On the one hand, yes, you don't have the same spy/espionage set-up without the Cold War. But there are still plenty of CIA-ish thrillers being written, right?
The Russians are being replaced by terrorists, but is that a reasonable comparison?
So basically, I want to know what you think. Because my brain has turned to mush. And because I'm curious. And because really, I don't remember the Cold War.