Operation Phoenix

Operation Phoenix

  • Paperback
  • 9781646300020
  • Published: October 14, 2025


  • eBook
  • 9781646300037
  • Published: October 14, 2025


Black strikes back.
Alex Black, the estranged daughter of MI6’s most iconic superspy, finally seems to have it all. A beautiful home, a handsome husband, a loving daughter. She’s retired from the spy game and put her dark past behind her. A dream come true.
Or perhaps her worst nightmare.
All is not what it seems and Alex finds herself a pawn in someone else’s dangerous game. Sent on the run and back to MI6, Alex will need to carry out her most impossible mission yet: chasing down a madman who has stolen one of America’s most lethal new submarines.
Inching closer to the truth about her past, this time she will have to save the world while protecting a little girl everybody wants dead.

But somebody seems to know her all too well, staying one step ahead as Alex leads them right to the prize they covet most.
Betrayal, violence, sex, and a nail-biting chase from Death Valley to the South China Seas . . . Yup, Black is back!

"Alex Black is my new favorite spy." - Advanced Review

Fans of Black Widow and James Bond will love this spy thriller book.

Alex Black



Alex Schuler

Alex Schuler began his career as a Navy pilot, then developed AI software for the commercial and defense sectors. His systems have been deployed on Navy ships and submarines, as well as NASA space shuttles. Alex turned to writing exciting and accessible science-based fiction to explore the ethical and philosophical implications of the technology he helped develop. His characters question their place and purpose in a rapidly changing world of ever-more-sophisticated—and potentially dangerous—technological advances. 

Code Word Access, the first novel in Alex Schuler's Code Word series, shot to #1 on Amazon in the sci-fi category.

An early fan of Star Trek (the original, of course), The Outer Limits, and Sigourney Weaver in the Alien movies, you might find Alex wandering the halls of ComicCon or reading a great sci-fi book under redwood trees. Which book? Maybe Dune (Frank Herbert) or Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert Heinlein).