Ian Fleming stands front and center in this story. The cheeky Brit served as a Commander for British Intelligence during World War II and went on to have a very successful writing career. Commander Fleming served in Gibraltar during the timeframe this novel takes place creating a plausible narrative for this fiction novel. Maybe he wrote great spy fiction, because he actually lived it?
Ensign John Bell is recognized as one of the very first Navy SEALs. Bell was attached as the XO of the Navy’s First Special Warfare Commandos. They helped clear the beaches during Operation Torch creating legends along the way.
These two men lived real and honorable lives. The fictional accounts are created to honor their memories and create more realism for the story.