electric edGideon D. Asche grew up as the privileged child of a senior U.S. diplomat.   He attended private British schools in Europe, then finished High school in the United States.  Gideon is fluent in both English and German.  He has studied Theology, History and U.S. law; Gideon even has a useless degree or two.

Gideon served in the U.S. Army in the ’70s, then late in his 2nd enlistment, he was recruited out of the Army to serve as a HUMINT operator in Eastern Europe. He was not recruited for any special military skills or prowess but rather for his ability to BS himself out of almost any situation and make friends where there are none.

To put it in Gideon’s words “The next 15 years of my life was a complete lie.  I’m lucky I can remember my own birth name.”  He holds both U.S. and German passports and was trained by Sayeret Matkal.

With Desert Storm, Gideon was reactivated and deployment as part of the Federal Narcotics Task Force.  Post Narcotics TF Gideon worked contract diplomatic security protecting German and Israeli VIPs.

Gideon is the author of approx. 300 military history articles under various pseudonyms, and the novel: Jinnik – The Asset, a fact-based account of the Cold War heavily based on Gideon’s personal experience behind the Iron Curtain between 1975 and 1988.

Gideon D. Asche is not his birth name, it the Pseudonym that Gideon borrowed from Leon Uris, and lived under while working clandestine operations in Eastern Europe in the late ’70s and ’80s.  He somehow prefers it to his birth name.

Gideon now lives in a remote area of the California Sierras devoting his time to writing, chasing his demons, avoiding humanity, and converting cheap wine into urine.

Gideon may be contacted at

Gideon D. Asche
PO Box 1237
Pine Grove CA 95665




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