The federal law-enforcement blog Tickle the Wire is reporting that Paul Lindsay, the former Detroit-based FBI agent who went on to write novels under both his own name and the pseudonym Noah Boyd (The Bricklayer, Agent X), “died peacefully Thursday night at a Boston hospital of pneumonia with his family by his side. He was 68.”
Lindsay, explains Tickle the Wire editor Allan Lengel, “had been diagnosed in 2005 with a blood cancer that compromised his white blood cell count, the possible result of his exposure to chemical defoliates when he served in the Marines in Vietnam ...”
The author is to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
READ MORE: “Ex-FBI Agent and Prolific Author Paul Lindsay: He Did It His Way,” by Greg Stejskal (Tickle the Wire).