A recent blog post from thriller and suspense author Ed Kovacs, discussed gadgets every thriller/spy novelist should have at their disposal. Many were digital and some seemed items you would think of immediately, such as a camcorder watch for undercover videos and a smart phone, a great multi-tasker, while others, such as four-cipher locks and hide safes were things I hadn’t heard of before.
As you may know from previous posts, I’ve always wanted to be a spy. So, I decided to do a little research and add my own must have spy items, if not for myself, for the next time one of my characters goes undercover.
Here are my results:
Night vision goggles, perfect for stakeouts
Voice activated recorder pen, so you never miss a word
Air freshener hidden security camera, for those hard to spy on settings
Tripwire, the invisible alarm
A drone, for the complete overview
And a pair of oversize dark sunglasses for glamorous camouflage
Now that I’ve amassed these items (figuratively that is) I’ll have to write a story
in which to use them.
How about you? Have any equipment your sleuth could use on a case? Let us know.