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French Spy Novelist Gérard de Villiers' and his Factual Fiction

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Gérard de Villiers may be the most famous French writer you've never heard of.

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He churns out three sex-filled spy thrillers a year and sells millions of copies.

What's interesting is that a number of his terrorist and espionage plot twists have actually happened in real life – well after they appeared in book form.

Marco Werman speaks with New York Times reporter Robert Worth who recently profiled Gérard de Villiers for the Sunday New York Times Magazine.