Back in March of '09 I explained why author Frederick Forsyth is such a heroic figure. (He's actually one of my two greatest heroes ever.)
But it wasn't until yesterday, when I read a NY Times review of his latest book, The Outsider, that I found out that he'd actually been an MI6 operative.
(If you check out that review, be aware that they don't get to Forsyth's book until the last three paragraphs of the article.)
So, while Forsyth was churning out all those blockbusters, he was actually James Bond as well.