Follow the adventures of ELINT Analyst Ross Brannan and the Raven-One Team in the front line of the Secret Cold War - the war waged in the shadows - the Signals Intelligence War


From RG Ainslee, a debut thriller featuring Army Security Agency ELINT Analyst Ross Brannan as he becomes entangled in a web of deceit in the days before the Yom Kippur War. 

September 1973: Sergeant Ross Brannan, with only three months to go on his enlistment, is sent on a puzzling assignment to an airbase in Turkey. The mystery heightens when it appears an old CIA acquaintance is directing the operation. The mission: monitor Soviet naval activity in the Eastern Mediterranean. The web of intrigue expands when a notorious shadow warrior of the Cold War arrives on the scene.

The Yom Kippur War erupts. A spiral of external danger and internal intrigue puts him on a collision course with a rogue intelligence operative and entangles him in a treacherous scheme that threatens his future.

The Latakia Intercept is a story of Cold War Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) long hidden behind a curtain of secrecy. ELINT is intelligence derived from collecting, processing, and analyzing radar and guidance control systems.

A novella | Book One - The Prequel to The Secret Cold War Series

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RG Ainslee continues the Secret Cold War Series with a fast-moving adventure in the Horn of Africa, featuring ELINT Analyst Ross Brannan.

The Ethiopian Intercept transports you to the secret front line of the Cold War during the 1978 conflict between Somalia and Ethiopia. Somali forces invade the Ogaden region of eastern Ethiopia. The Soviets support the Ethiopians as their principal ally in the Horn of Africa. A Cuban defector reveals the arrival of new air defense system.

The Pentagon brass wants to know: What is the new system? Is defector J. Andrew Marsden involved? One man has the qualifications to find out - Ross Brannan. He reluctantly volunteers to fly a covert mission in the SR-71 spy plane over Ethiopia.

Following a ditching into the Indian Ocean, Ross lands on Lamu Island, Kenya and finds himself the target of an intensive manhunt by Cuban operatives. He must rely on his instincts and training to survive as he struggles to reach safety with critical data from his Ethiopian Intercept.

A full length novel | Book Two in The Secret Cold War Series

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The Secret Cold War series follows the adventures of ELINT analyst Ross Brannan and the Raven-One team of the Special Signals Research Project, a joint venture combining NSA analytical capabilities with CIA and military assets. The unit's mission deals with situations where conventional ELINT collection methods are neither effective nor practical.

The Latakia Intercept, the prequel to the series, takes place during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

The Ethiopian Intercept follows the exploits of Ross Brannan in East Africa during the Ogaden War between Somalia and Ethiopia.

The Iranian Intercept ranges from the shadow of Mount Everest to the wilds of revolutionary Iran and Afghanistan.

The Caspian Intercept is a follow-up to the Iranian Intercept that takes place during the Iranian Revolution.

The Sahara Intercept covers the team's adventures in Italy, France, the Sahara, Central Africa, and Israel.