I'm no historian but I believe the first female spy in history was Delilah who was approached by the Philistines to discover the secret of Samson's strength. Delilah was a temptress and was extremely attractive and Samson fell completely in love with her. She used her powers of seduction and manipulation to eventually get Samson to reveal the source of his power which led to his downfall.
Since Delilah, many women have been successful spies because they have good emotional resources and are able to multi-task.
In this 5-part series, we look into the extraordinary real life stories of some of history's most notorious female spies. These are the women who sacrificed all - their freedom, children and in some cases, their lives - to gather information in dangerous, do-or-die situations.
Dan Abubakar started writing at the age of nine and for years writing remained
just a hobby. After University and working in the I.T industry as a
Web Developer/Consultant for almost ten years, Dan decided to give writing a real
chance. His debut novel is the political thriller The Galadima Conspiracy.
When not writing, Dan is an avid reader, a movie buff and sometimes a music enthusiast. His favorite movies include The Usual Suspects, Con Air, L.A Confidential, The Shawshank Redemption, 50 First Dates, Inception, The Dark Knight and Casino Royale.
Dan's influences include Sidney Sheldon, James Patterson, Vince Flynn, Dean Koontz and Lee Child. More recently, writers like Rachel Abbott and Simon Wood have also inspired him.
Dan loves thrillers and mysteries but is open to all genres.He is currently working on his second and third books simultaneously. They are Hersassin and Yahooligans.