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“Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move”.

秘密行动是战争中不可缺少的一部分, 军队以此来决定每一步如何行动。

–Sun Tzu (Sūn Zǐ)*

Past and present day collide at breakneck speed in this high octane action thriller of chilling espionage, lethal betrayal, undercover operatives, special forces and deadly combat, the assassination of a head of state, and a deeply passionate love story set against a backdrop of high stakes international political intrigue. Based in-part upon actual events, the saga takes place both in early 2015 and December of 1980. With additional decisive events occurring in 2012 and 2013, the stage is set for a truly explosive finale in early 2018.

The ‘A Secret To Die For’ feature film, also by the acronym “ASTDF”, is in an adaptation of a United States Copyright Office registered manuscript authored by Diane Hughes titled “A Secret To Die For”. A more detailed synopsis of the unique, compelling and edge-of-your-seat storyline of ‘A Secret To Die For’ can be found on this web site on the ‘Film’ page by using the toolbar at the top of the screen.

Espionage and Special Operations stories hold a special and very popular place in the collective imagination of a large segment of the general public; and as such, ‘A Secret To Die For’ promises to deliver to audiences a thoroughly compelling ‘rollercoaster’ ride from start to finish. However, ‘A Secret To Die For’ is much more than an espionage thriller per se; its storyline also portrays the sheer danger and terrible human tragedy of military combat, juxtaposed with high stakes political brinksmanship, and in its most sensitive moments, the depiction of a bond of love tested to unbelievable limits in almost surreal circumstances.

Discussions are currently ongoing with major film industry organizations regarding the pre-production and production of the ‘A Secret To Die For’ feature film. The ‘Secret To Die For’ script has been completed and is currently undergoing what is termed a ‘polish’, or in other words, a comprehensive upgrade.
As important pre-production and production developments occur they will be announced either on this page of the ‘A Secret To Die For’ web site, and/or on the ‘Press’ page where ‘Press Releases’ will be made available for review and download.

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A large number of the photographs and images on this web site have been very carefully created and produced to provide a visual portrayal of some of the key events of the ‘A Secret To Die For’ story, locations, and characters.


*Sun Tzu (Sun Zi), 6th Century BCE Chinese Military General, Strategist, Philosopher, and Author of the revered ancient Chinese military trea-tise ‘The Art of War’. Inscribed bamboo slips of ‘The Art of War’, were unearthed near Yinque Mountain, Linyi, Shandong, China in 1972, and dated to the 2nd Century BCE. The above quotation of Sun Tzu comes from the English language translation of: ‘The Art of War’ by Sun Tzu, Author, Captain B. H. Liddell Hart (Foreword), and Samuel B. Griffith (Translator) 15 September 1971 Page 149, Published by Oxford University Press, ISBN-10: 0195014766, ISBN-13: 978-0195014761. The translation in this volume has been accepted in the Chinese Translations Series of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).