Thursday, June 29, 2017

{Character Interview} Lee Thomas of 'Port in a Desert Storm'

We’re thrilled to be talking to Lee Thomas from Tom Fugate’s, Port in a Desert Storm.  It is a pleasure to have him with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Lee.  How old are you and what do you do for a living? 

I am 61 years old and now run a clandestine government agency that employed me as a field agent. Port in a Desert Storm is a story that happened several years ago.

Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

The fact that I am an unrepentant southern boy.  I went to college just a couple of hours from my hometown.  Other than that, I try to be as nondescript as possible.  In my line of work being noticed can be dangerous.

What would I love the most about you?

I am loyal to friends and family.  I believe in right and wrong.  I am not a white knight on a horse but I try my best.

What would I hate the most about you?

I am capable of doing things that people don’t not want to know about.  I do them not because I enjoy them but because they have to be done.  If I liked them I should probably quit.

What is your greatest fear?

Getting someone else killed because I screwed up

What is the trait you most not like about yourself?

I am capable of cold blooded killing.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

Yes, I have known Tom since college and I think we may have played sports against each other in high school.  He wanted to be a secret agent and I got to be one.

Are you a loner or do you prefer to surround yourself with friends?

Yes.  Both of those are true.  I like being around friends and family but I am very comfortable alone.

Do you have children?

Not that anyone told me about but I have seen a couple of kids who look very familiar in some way.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

James Bond.  I guess I sort of got there.
About the Author

Tom Fugate is a 1978 graduate of Virginia Tech.  Born in the baby boom (1956) he still lives in his hometown of Hiltons, Virginia.   He has worked in radio, television news, the printing industry and in computer support.  Port in a Desert Storm is the fourth book in the memoirs of Lee Thomas.  Mr. Fugate has never worked for any government agency, but he did grow up reading a lot of spy novels.



About the Book:

July of 1990. The world is once again a dangerous place. The powder keg that is the middle east is once again ready to explode. The small oil rich country of Kuwait has been invaded by the forces of the Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq. The world is on the brink of war as a coalition is formed and preparations are made. Lee Thomas is once again right in the middle of the situation even before it starts. Sometimes your dreams can turn out to be nightmares, or even worse they can turn out to be reality. From Washington, DC to MI6 Headquarters in London England and then to the hotbed of the Middle East Lee is once again a witness and participant to history.


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