By Alistair MacLean
A undying vintage of modern day piracy from the acclaimed grasp of motion and suspense.
Aboard the SS Campari, all isn't well.
For Johnny Carter, the manager Officer, the voyage has already began badly; yet it’s in simple terms while the Campari sails that night, after a succession of delays that he realises anything is heavily wrong.
A member of the workforce is without warning lacking and the stern-to-stern seek purely serves to extend pressure. Then violence erupts and without notice the complete send is at risk. Is the Campari a sufferer of contemporary day piracy? And what of the unusual shipment hidden less than the decks?
By Jack Cheevers
WINNER OF THE 2014 SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON AWARD FOR NAVAL LITERATURE
“I devoured Act of War the manner I did Flyboys, Flags of Our Fathers and Lost in Shangri-la.” —Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
In 1968, the small, dilapidated American undercover agent send USS Pueblo got down to pinpoint army radar stations alongside the coast of North Korea. even though filled with complex electronic-surveillance gear and categorised intelligence files, its team, led via ex–submarine officer Pete Bucher, was once made up typically of untested younger sailors.
On a frigid January morning, the Pueblo was once challenged via a North Korean gunboat. whilst Bucher attempted to flee, his send was once speedy surrounded via extra boats, shelled and machine-gunned, compelled to give up, and brought prisoner. Less than forty-eight hours earlier than the Pueblo’s catch, North Korean commandos had approximately succeeded in assassinating South Korea’s president. the 2 explosive incidents driven chilly battle tensions towards a flashpoint.
in response to vast interviews and various executive files published throughout the Freedom of data Act, Act of battle tells the riveting saga of Bucher and his males as they struggled to outlive cruel torture and horrendous dwelling stipulations set opposed to the backdrop of a global powder keg.
By Robert Littell
This severely acclaimed blockbuster from across the world well known novelist Robert Littell seamlessly weaves jointly heritage and fiction to create a multigenerational, wickedly nostalgic saga of the CIA—known as "the corporation" to insiders. Racing throughout a panorama spanning the mythical Berlin Base of the '50s, the Soviet invasion of Hungary, the Bay of Pigs, Afghanistan, and the Gorbachev putsch, The Company tells the exciting tale of brokers imprisoned in double lives, battling an amoral, elusive, bold enemy—and every one other—in an internecine conflict in the corporation itself. an excellent, stunningly conceived epic mystery, The Company confirms Littell's position one of the genre's elite.
By Charles McCarry
'Arguably the best sleek American undercover agent story' -- big apple instances. 'Charles McCarry is the simplest smooth author with reference to intrigue - via the breadth of Alan Furst, by way of the fathom of Eric Ambler, by way of any measure' --P.J. O'Rourke
'Intelligent and enthralling... beautifully constructed... fully convincing' -- Eric Ambler. 'Absorbing, intelligent... real entertainment' --New Yorker
'McCarry's thrillers rather thrill, his political perception is praised by way of senior politicians and his erudition, adventure and solid writing flip secret agent tales into literature. McCarry and his dynamic alter-egos wipe the ground with the opposition' --Telegraph
About the Author
Charles McCarry is the writer, such a lot lately, of the significantly acclaimed mystery 'Christopher's Ghosts'. His different much-praised novels comprise 'The Tears of Autumn', 'The final Supper' and 'Old Boys'. in the course of the chilly warfare he used to be an intelligence officer working lower than deep disguise in Europe, Africa and Asia.
By Len Deighton
Long-awaited reissue of the second one a part of the vintage undercover agent trilogy, online game, SET and fit, whilst the Berlin Wall divided not only a urban yet a world.
A lot of individuals had plans for Bernard Samson…
When they noticed Erich Stinnes in Mexico urban, it used to be noticeable that Bernard Samson was once definitely the right guy to ‘enrol’ him. together with his household lifestyles a shambles and his occupation heading in the direction of catastrophe, Bernard had to end up his reliability. and he knew Stinnes already - Bernard were interrogated by means of him in East Berlin.
But Bernard dangers being entangled in a deadly net of outdated loyalties and previous betrayals.
All he understands evidently is that he has to get Erich Stinnes for London.
Who’s pulling the strings is one other matter…
The explosive new mystery from Oliver North, who stormed bestseller lists national along with his disarmingly actual army novel Heroes Proved, is a gripping, continuous story which may simply be written via anyone who has "been there, performed that."
Veteran undercover FBI agent Jake Kruse is investigating a smuggling ring in southern California while his task is reduce brief. A trendy felony security lawyer desires to rent Jake on one other type of venture: to kill the daughter of a neighborhood crime boss.
What started as a "contract killing" quickly captures the eye of the CIA, the U.S. mystery provider, and high-level officers in Washington. The secret agent is plunged right into a lethal underworld of North Korean espionage, Hezbollah terror and the sinister deception Iran makes use of to obtain nuclear guns. stuck in an internet of overseas intrigue that is going to the pinnacle of the U.S. executive, Kruse is compelled to confront the last word ethical challenge: doing what’s correct whilst every little thing turns out wrong.
His New York Times bestseller Heroes Proved used to be praised by way of Sean Hannity as "a heart-thumping ‘must-read’ for each American" and as "inspiring fact within the kind of a unique" by way of U.S. military Lieutenant normal William "Jerry" Boykin, a founding member of Delta Force.
Now, nationwide protection specialist and embellished struggle hero Oliver North and previous U.S. Marine and FBI secret agent Bob Hamer convey their real-life event to this pulse-pounding story of foreign intrigue and down-to-the-wire suspense. they are saying it’s fiction. yet it’s all too genuine.
By Brad Thor
A brand new management and a brand new method of facing America’s enemies have left covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath and not using a task. but if American surgeon Julia Gallo is abducted in Afghanistan, the phrases of her ransom depart the president with just one process action.
Every baby-kisser has a mystery. And whilst the daughter of a politically hooked up family members is abducted overseas, America’s new president will conform to anything—even a dangerous and ill-advised rescue plan—in order to maintain his mystery hidden.
But while covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is assigned to infiltrate one of many world’s such a lot infamous prisons and loose the fellow the abductors call for as ransom, he speedy learns that there's even more to the operation than someone dares to confess.
As the subterfuge is laid naked, Harvath needs to study his personal profession of ruthlessly weeding out and killing terrorists and judge if he has what it takes to aid one of many world’s worst pass unfastened.
From the “most influential occupation attorney in CIA background” (Los Angeles Times) an remarkable memoir choked with never-before-told tales from his thirty-year profession on the heart of the U.S. government’s intelligence software (1976-2009).
In 1975, clean out of legislation college and dealing a numbing task on the Treasury division, John Rizzo took “a overall shot in the dead of night” and despatched his résumé to the important Intelligence supplier. He had no proposal that greater than thirty years later, after serving below 11 CIA administrators and 7 presidents, he may develop into a infamous public figure—a image and a sufferer of the poisonous winds swirling in post-9/11 Washington. From serving because the aspect individual answering for the Iran-contra scandal to approving the principles that govern waterboarding and different “enhanced interrogation techniques,” John Rizzo witnessed and took part in nearly the entire major operations of the CIA’s smooth history.
In Company Man, Rizzo charts the CIA’s evolution from shadowy entity to a company uncovered to new legislation, ideas, and a doubtless neverending string of public controversies. Rizzo deals an instantaneous window into the CIA within the years after the 9-11 assaults, while he served because the agency’s most sensible attorney, with oversight of activities that stay the topic of extreme debate at the present time. In Company Man, Rizzo is the 1st CIA respectable to ever describe what “black websites” seem like from the interior and he offers the main complete account ever written of the “torture tape” fiasco surrounding the interrogation of Al Qaeda suspect Abu Zubaydah and the start, progress, and demise of the improved interrogation program.
Spanning greater than 3 many years, Company Man is the main authoritative insider account of the CIA ever written—a groundbreaking, well timed, and remarkably candid historical past of yank intelligence.
By Herbert O. Yardley
Through the Twenties Herbert O. Yardley was once leader of the 1st peacetime cryptanalytic association within the usa, the ancestor of modern-day nationwide defense employer. Funded via the U.S. military and the dep. of kingdom and dealing out of recent York, his small and hugely mystery unit succeeded in breaking the diplomatic codes of numerous international locations, together with Japan. The decrypts performed a severe function in U.S. international relations. regardless of its impressive successes, the Black Chamber, because it got here to recognized, was once disbanded in 1929. President Hoover's new Secretary of country Henry L. Stimson refused to proceed its investment with the now-famous remark, "Gentlemen don't learn different people's mail." In 1931 a upset Yardley brought on a sensation while he released this booklet and printed to the realm precisely what his supplier had performed with the key and unlawful cooperation of approximately the total American cable undefined. those revelations and Yardley's correct to post them set into movement a clash that maintains to this present day: the perfect to freedom of expression as opposed to nationwide defense. as well as providing an exposé on post-World conflict I cryptology, the e-book is stuffed with interesting tales and personalities.
By Vince Flynn
Vince Flynn returns along with his so much explosive political mystery but. A journey de strength of action-packed suspense, defend and safeguard can provide an all-too-realistic and completely compelling imaginative and prescient of countries navigating the minefield of foreign intrigue. a real "heavyweight within the political mystery arena" (Minneapolis big name Tribune), Vince Flynn has created a flesh-and-blood hero that readers can cheer for and a "finger-blistering page-turner" they won't dare placed down.
In safeguard and protect, the motion starts off within the center of Iran, the place billions of bucks are being spent at the improvement of a nuclear application. now not keen to attend for the foreign neighborhood to prevent its neighboring enemy, Israel launches probably the most inventive and bold espionage operations ever conceived. The assault leaves a radioactive tomb and environmental catastrophe in the midst of Iran's moment greatest urban. An outraged Iranian executive publicly blames either Israel and the USA for the assault and calls for retribution. Privately, Iran's bombastic president desires even more. He wishes the USA and Israel to pay for his or her aggression with blood.
Enter Mitch Rapp, America's best counterterrorism operative. Used to utilizing deception, Rapp sees a chance the place others see purely Iranian reprisals which could depart millions of american citizens useless. Rapp convinces President Josh Alexander to log off on a dicy operation that may additional embarrass the Iranian govt and push their kingdom to the edge of revolution. As a part of the plan, CIA director Irene Kennedy is dispatched to the area for a clandestine assembly with Azad Ashani, her Iranian counterpart.
But Rapp isn't the single one hatching plans. Iran's President Amatullah has recruited Hezbollah grasp terrorist Imad Mukhtar to do his soiled paintings. for many years Mukhtar has acted as a surrogate for Iran, blazing a path of demise and destruction around the center East and past. while Kennedy's assembly with Ashani is going disastrously fallacious, Rapp and Mukhtar are set on a collision direction that threatens to engulf the full sector in struggle. With the clock ticking, Rapp is given twenty-four hours, no questions requested, to do no matter what it takes to prevent Mukhtar, and keep away from an unthinkable disaster.