The Network: A Novel

By Jason Elliot

In this daring novel, Jason Elliot illuminates the darkish recesses of the intelligence neighborhood in the course of an important second in historical past: the fight to prevent a terrorist attack.

In the months earlier than 11th of September, former military officer Anthony Taverner is best a quiet lifestyles within the English geographical region. yet his recruitment for a deadly challenge to Afghanistan through the British mystery Intelligence Service―better often called MI6―shatters his fragile peace and plunges him into the kaleidoscopic global of spying. less than the specialist information of an old-school hero and veteran of the elite British unique Air carrier, Taverner prepares to go into Taliban-controlled Afghanistan to break a cache of the CIA 's worthy Stinger missiles earlier than they could fall into the palms of al-Qaeda. In Britain and the United States, the intelligence group is poised for a disaster that needs to be saved mystery from the general public, person who Taverner needs to try and avert―all with no exposing a deadly mystery all his own.

Based on genuine characters and drawing at the author's huge firsthand wisdom of Afghanistan, it is a mystery of infrequent authenticity, delivering sustained perception into affects surrounding Sept. 11 and elevating questions about the position of intelligence businesses in ancient occasions intentionally hidden from the general public eye.

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The Key to Rebecca

By Ken Follett

Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics through hurricane whilst first released greater than 20 years in the past. this present day, it continues to be the best espionage novels ever written.

A outstanding and ruthless Nazi grasp agent is at the free in Cairo. His project is to ship Rommel’s advancing military the secrets and techniques that might liberate the city’s doorways. In all of Cairo, simply humans can cease him. One is a down-on-his-luck English officer nobody will hearken to. the opposite is a weak younger Jewish woman. . . . 

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Journey Into Fear

By Eric Ambler

Returning to his inn room after a late-night flirtation with a cabaret dancer at an Istanbul b™ite, Graham is stunned by means of an interloper with a gun. What follows is a nightmare of intrigue for the English armaments engineer as he makes his approach domestic aboard an Italian freighter. one of the passengers are a number of Nazi assassins rationale on combating his returning to England with plans for a Turkish protection method, the seductive cabaret dancer and her supervisor husband, and a couple of remarkable allies. exciting, extreme, and masterfully plotted, Journey Into Fear is a vintage suspense story from one of many founders of the style.

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The Talbot Odyssey

By Nelson DeMille

IT all started AS an easy secret agent HUNT.

IT turned A determined conflict to save lots of THE WEST.

For 40 years Western intelligence brokers have identified a negative mystery: the Russians have a mole -- code-named Talbot -- contained in the CIA. at the beginning Talbot is suspected of killing eu brokers. Then a street-smart ex-cop uncovers a hurricane of espionage and homicide at the streets of latest York, whereas in a protracted Island suburb a civic demonstration opposed to the Russian venture mask a determined duel of nerves and wits.

Engineered via Talbot, a shadow global of suspicion and deceit is spilling onto the streets -- resulting in a brand new Soviet weapon and a first-strike struggle plan threatening the principles of yank government.

For the united states, time is working out. For Talbot, the time is now.

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Berlin Game (Samson)

By Len Deighton

Long-awaited reissue of the 1st a part of the vintage secret agent trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, while the Berlin Wall divided not only a urban yet a world.

East is East and West is West – and so they meet in Berlin…

He was once the simplest resource the dept ever had, yet now he desperately desired to come over the Wall. ‘Brahms 4’ was once convinced a high-ranking mole used to be set to betray him. there has been just one Englishman he relied on any further: anyone from the outdated days.

So they determined to place Bernard Samson again into the sphere after 5 sedentary years of flying a desk.

The box is Berlin.

The video game is as baffling, treacherous and deadly as ever…

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Chinese Agent, The

By Michael Moorcock

Kirkus studies -
Ex-con Jerry Cornell, made from the seamiest of London's byways and dealing lower than duress for British Intelligence, lands correct part up during this spottily humorous spoof of the Bond-bred style. whilst a Chinese-American jewel thief is by means of mistake passed a package deal of crimson China-bound secrets and techniques within the Tower of London (all chinese language glance alike), a staff of not going originals supply chase--Jerry, a most sensible chinese language agent with a poetic mind's eye, a fading Mata Hari, gals and gaffers, and an Inspector named Crapper. in some way Peking is distributed packing. Has its moments.

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Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi

By Neal Bascomb

Hunting Eichmann is the 1st whole narrative of a continuing and harrowing overseas manhunt.

When the Allies stormed Berlin within the final days of the 3rd Reich, Adolf Eichmann shed his SS uniform and vanished. Following his break out from American POW camps, his retreat into the mountains and out of Europe, and his route to an nameless lifestyles in Buenos Aires, his pursuers are a bulldog West German prosecutor, a blind Argentinean Jew and his attractive daughter, and a budding, ragtag secret agent enterprise known as the Mossad, whose operatives have their very own ratings to settle (and whose infrequent surveillance photos are released right here for the 1st time). The seize of Eichmann and the efforts by means of Israeli brokers to mystery him out of Argentina to face trial is the beautiful end to this exciting historic account, informed with the type of pulse-pounding aspect that competitors whatever you'll locate in nice undercover agent fiction. 

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Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy: The Story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the Cross-Dressing Spy Who Commanded Her Own Army (Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture)

Aisin Gioro Xianyu (1907–1948) was once the fourteenth daughter of a Manchu prince and a mythical determine in China's bloody fight with Japan. After the autumn of the Manchu dynasty in 1912, Xianyu's father gave his daughter to a jap buddy who was once sympathetic to his efforts to reclaim strength. This guy raised Xianyu, referred to now as Kawashima Yoshiko, to revive the Manchus to their former glory. Her fearsome commitment to this reason eventually obtained her killed.

Yoshiko had a fiery character and enjoyed the limelight. She surprised eastern society by way of dressing in men's outfits and rose to prominence as Commander Jin, touted in Japan's media as a brand new Joan of Arc. Boasting a brief, good-looking haircut and a real army uniform, Commander Jin used to be credited with many bold exploits, between them using horseback as chief of her personal military through the jap profession of China.

While attempting to advertise the Manchus, Yoshiko supported the puppet Manchu country demonstrated by means of the japanese in 1932―one cause she used to be done for treason after Japan's 1945 defeat. the reality of Yoshiko's existence remains to be a resource of rivalry among China and Japan: a few think she was once exploited by means of robust males, others declare she relished her function as political provocateur. China holds her accountable for unspeakable crimes, whereas Japan has forgiven her transgressions. This biography offers the richest and such a lot exact portrait thus far of the debatable princess undercover agent, spotting her really novel position in conflicts that remodeled East Asia.

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Acts of War (Tom Clancy's Op-Center, Book 4)

By Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik are approximately to claim conflict at the festival. . . .THE OBJECTIVE:
A fourth consecutive New York instances bestseller for Tom Clancy's Op-Center
THE undefined:

A blockbuster mystery armed with state of the art expertise (a.k.a. every little thing a Clancy fan wants)
A SLAM-DUNKIn Tom Clancy's all-new, unique novel, OP-CENTER: Acts of War, Syrian terrorists have attacked a dam contained in the borders of Turkey, threatening the water provide in their very place of birth. it's not madness, however the first step in a deceptively basic plan: to strength all-out struggle within the heart East.

What they do not know is new neighborhood Op-Center is now online in Greece, and its crew can see precisely what the rebels are attempting to do. yet those terrorists are extra innovative than somebody thinks.

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Salamander (Quiller, Book 18)

By Adam Hall

The Quiller sequence specializes in a solitary, hugely able secret agent (named after Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch) who works (generally on my own) for a central authority bureau that "doesn't exist" and narrates his personal adventures. Quiller (not his genuine identify) occupies a literary center floor among James Bondand John le Carré. he's a talented motive force, pilot, diver, and linguist, yet doesn't hold a gun.

The sequence is particularly stylized, that includes extreme depictions of undercover agent tradecraft relationships, magnificent bounce cuts among chapters, and deep, occasionally self-pitying inside monologues. the 1st of the Quiller novels, The Berlin Memorandum (1965) (retitled The Quiller Memorandum within the US) received an Edgar Award, from the secret Writers of the USA, for top Novel. It used to be filmed in 1966 less than its US identify with a screenplay via Harold Pinter and starred George Segal and Alec Guinness. It was once additionally tailored right into a 1975 British tv sequence, that includes Michael Jayston.

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