Welcome to the Secret World

Hi Everyone: I created this blog after receiving so many emails asking me to do so. That doesn't mean people are necessarily interested in me, but they are interested in my experiences.

I am a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in which I worked primarily in the field of criminal investigation and drug law enforcement. For five years, I was an Intelligence Officer in the National Crime Intelligence Section (organized crime & terrorism).

In 2001 I went to China to visit Chinese Police Colleges and learn of their training methods and police operations. I eventually lived in Chongqing for four years, a municipality of 34 million people.

I have written books on police investigations and child safety and protection, but China exposed me to a whole new world. In China, I studied several ancient arts which I will tell you about on this blog. It was in China where I decided to become a novelist, combining my background in police and intelligence with my knowledge of China.

The first book, in my "The Chinese Woman" series is "The Barbados Conspiracy". "The Chinese Woman" series is not fantasy; everything that you read either has happened or could happen in the real world of spies and law enforcement. Readers who want to know what goes on in the shadows, in the secret world of police and spies, will love this series.

ALSO...go to the bottom of the page and you will see both interesting photos and information about an ancient Chinese art that is unknown outside the Chongqing region of China.

Brian N. Cox

Friday, 13 April 2012


The purpose of this 22 page “mini-manual” is to provide writers with valuable information and insight to enable them to create a better novel or screenplay in the genre of thriller, mystery, detective, spy, action and adventure.   The difference between a good novel or script, and a great novel or script, can be a greatly enhanced income.

There can be little doubt that talented novelists and screenplay writers could create a blockbuster product if they understood how police and intelligence officers think, how they react and what they actually do.   If a writer had access to this “insider” information, his or her product would soon rise above the competition.

The great majority of novels, TV shows and movies in this genre are so unrealistic, they could never be classified as great works.   Plots are vital to these stories and a writer cannot afford to leave holes in the plot that a truck could be driven through.  The purpose of this mini-manual is to provide the “inside dope” on how law enforcement and intelligence agencies operate, and just as importantly, how the officers and agents think and approach problems and situations.

Equipped with this knowledge, a whole new world of potential will open up to the writer.  Situations that were given a few paragraphs in a novel, or a few minutes in a movie, could become the most interesting and exciting feature of a novel or movie, and at the very least, creates endless possibilities to expand and enhance a story.   For example, the 1971 Academy Award winning movie, “The French Connection” included lengthy and realistic surveillance scenes that were not only vital to the plot but were the main theme of the movie.  Think of all the Grade B movies you have seen that included an unrealistic and uninspiring surveillance scene that lasted two minutes.   These movies are never remembered and never win awards.   It was obvious that the writers had no clue as to how the police conduct surveillance and the excitement in can generate.  (11,282 words)

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All "The Chinese Woman" Novels are on Amazon as ebooks.

Start with the first "The Barbados Conspiracy" at:  

For ultra-interesting and shocking background regarding the development and research for "The Chinese Woman" novels....look at the 2011 Blog Archive.

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