Available now on Amazon    Kindle ASIN: B07DN2P5KP    Paperback IBSN: 9781982920470

Available now on Amazon

Kindle ASIN: B07DN2P5KP

Paperback IBSN: 9781982920470

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

Ross Brannan finally has his dream job, a civilian employee at the Army Electronic Proving Ground at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

1975: J. Andrew Marsden, the brains behind the Cochise Project, disappears with plans to a game changing air-defense concept. Ross makes a desperate attempt to stop him.

1978: Somali forces invade the Ogaden region of eastern Ethiopia. The Soviet Bloc, including a large number of Cuban troops, 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 wants to know: Is Marsden involved?

One man has the qualifications to find out, civilian ELINT analyst Ross Brannan. He reluctantly volunteers to fly a covert mission in the SR-71 spy plane over Ethiopia.

"I remembered the old axiom: bad decisions make good stories. I sensed I was about to find out."

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

The Ethiopian 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.

If you like intrigue, suspense, exotic locations, and page turning thrills, you’ll love this fast-paced adventure that reveals the silent conflict waged in the shadows.

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


transports you to the secret front line of the Cold War




The Secret Cold War series novels are set in Africa and Southern Asia, areas the author has traveled extensively. Following a four-month overland journey across Africa, he settled down in dollar a night hotel on Lamu Island, Kenya in search of a quiet restful haven. The Ogaden War between Somalia and Ethiopia was raging up the coast. In a moment of inspiration, he decided to write an action-adventure story of the Secret Cold War.  That story became The Ethiopian Intercept.


reveals the silent conflict waged in the shadows

The Cold War lasted forty plus years, a time of tensions between two super-powers with the capacity to destroy each other and the world. Proxy wars were fought on many fronts. One front was invisible, a Secret Cold War: the signal intelligence war. Reliable and timely gathering of electronic intelligence (ELINT) was vital, a first line of defense.

Thomas Jefferson: "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."

The Ethiopian Intercept is a new addition to the tradition of military, espionage, and adventure novels loved by fans of Alistair MacLean, Robert Ludlum, Clive Cussler, and Tom Clancy.

The Ethiopian Intercept is second installment in the Secret Cold War Series.