Anthony C. Patton

Anthony C. Patton

Founder at Spy Mindset
Screenwriter, Author and Story Analyst

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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July 2017
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About Anthony

Author of Captive in Iran (screenplay), Celebrity Pass (screenplay), The Chocolate Wars (screenplay), EXFIL (novel), Treaty Violation (novel), and (soon) Canary Trap (novel). Served 30+ years in the U.S. Intelligence Community, to include experience with the CIA. Served in senior leadership positions in Latin America, Europe, and South Asia. Studied philosophy and mathematics at Augsburg University and received an MBA from Thunderbird - School of Global Management.



  • Captive in Iran

    Captive in Iran Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Based on a true story and the bestselling book, two Christian women are arrested and interrogated in Iran’s brutal Evin prison during the 2009 Green Movement.

  • The Chocolate Wars

    The Chocolate Wars Budget: $1M - $5M | Family Adventure An unhappy futures trader in New York City travels to West Africa to take delivery of a large cocoa shipment, where he rediscovers his love of history during a civil war.

  • Celebrity Pass

    Celebrity Pass Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance When the biggest pop star diva in the world decides to be the face of a brand name laundry detergent, an ambitious advertising executive is forced to reassess her life and career.



    EXFIL (2021)
    Print by Double Agent Publishing Writer In the Digital Age, cyber espionage is on the rise, with the heavyweight fight between the United States and China taking center stage. After a series of devastating cyberattacks on the Pentagon, Colonel Lance Reed, a patriotic intelligence officer with DIA, teams up with CIA and FBI to pursue Lieutenant Colonel Li, China's most lethal cyber spy. After Colonel Reed scores a major victory to prevent the next cyberattack, he finds himself entrapped as past events surface and test his limits. After a brilliant chess move strikes a lethal blow at the Chinese cyber program, fueled by a conspiracy of corporate lobbying, Colonel Reed is left to assess what matters most in life.

  • Treaty Violation

    Treaty Violation (2017)
    Print by Empiricus Publishing Writer CIA officer Nicholas Lowe had a brilliant future, until a failed operation in El Salvador nearly ruined his career. Ten years later, with the murders of CIA officer Tyler Broadman and Broadman’s fiancée, the alluring Helena Hernandez, Nicholas returns to the field and assumes control of a CIA covert operation to maintain a U.S. military presence in Panama post-1999. To complete the operation, Nicholas immerses himself in the shady world of drug trafficking, money laundering, and political corruption, but Helena’s murder takes center stage. Who murdered Helena Hernandez? To answer that question, Nicholas unravels the greatest mystery of all—himself.


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